I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings


I am Jazz, a true story about a unique little girl, Jazz Jennings who found that it was important to pay attention what is happening on the inside, even if the outside says different. This picture book is perfect for a reader of any age to introduce both the word transgender and why being true to ourselves is extremely significant. In addition, this story shows how Jazz came about and how family, friends, teachers, and her community accepted her.

Books are to be mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors in our students lives. A mirror when they are able to see themselves, a window so they can see others around them, and sliding glass doors so they can learn about those outside of their current world. A simple picture book of acceptance and the art of being yourself.

Here, transgender teenage activist and HRC Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings reads her award-winning book I Am Jazz:


I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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