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Jazz Jenning’s New Book is Coming In June!

posted: 01/26/16
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Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, has acquired Being Jazz: My Life As A (Transgender) Teen by 15-year-old Jazz Jennings, one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. The memoir will be published June 7, 2016, and is now available for preorder.

Named one of the 25 Most Influential Teens by Time the past two years and the star of the TLC docu-series I Am Jazz, Jazz Jennings transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents, at the age of five. Her journey has been remarkable for its openness and positivity. She has been in the public eye ever since her first Barbara Walters interview at age six, and has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, and more--becoming one of the most recognizable advocates for transgender children, teens, and adults.

In Being Jazz: My Life As A (Transgender) Teen, Jennings shares her very public journey and reflects on how these experiences have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. Now in high school, Jazz also addresses the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence, complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen.

"I am very excited to be working with Random House and am so happy that Being Jazz will have a home there," says Jennings. "This book reveals many rarely shared memories from my past that have molded me into the teenager I am today. I hope that my challenges and triumphs will resonate with readers of all ages, whether they are transgender or not."

"Jazz is a remarkable young woman who has helped to foster major changes in the way the public views the transgender community while also being an average teen," says Emily Easton, Executive Editor, Crown Books for Young Readers, will edit the book. "We are honored to be working with her to tell her extraordinary story, which will inspire people to accept the differences in others while embracing their own truths."

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