I am Jazz, written by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings, a true story of a unique little girl (Jazz) who found that it was important to pay attention to 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. I am Jazz is 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 hope you like this book as much as I do. Until next time – a latte of blessings & sparkles,