I Am Jazz

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.

Parents say

age 2+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 3+

Surprisingly sexist

There are some great trans picture books out there, but this one is surprisingly sexist. In the story, Jazz says she has a "girl brain in a boy body" and illustrates that by saying her favorite color is pink, she likes makeup, and loves mermaids. I would never want my kid to think that their interests, the clothes they wear, or the colors they like have anything to do with gender identification, and you don't need to teach kids about trans identities by being sexist. Give this one a miss and keep looking.
age 2+

amazing story about the challenges of being different, and accepting who you are

amazing book! good for not just your children!

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