I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere "This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in “Orange Is the New Black”) From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jessica Herthel
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-09-04
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9780698176737


I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz

Based on the young co-author's real-life experiences, the story of a transgender child traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jessica Herthel
Publisher : Dial
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0803741073


Being Jazz

Being Jazz

"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Crown Books for Young Readers, New York, in 2016"--Copyright page.

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Genre : YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
Author : Jazz Jennings
Publisher :
Release : 2017-06-27
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780399554674


Eavesdropping In The Novel From Austen To Proust

Eavesdropping In The Novel From Austen To Proust

Eavesdropping in the Novel from Austen to Proust investigates human curiosity and its representation in eavesdropping scenes in nineteenth-century English and French novels. Ann Gaylin argues that eavesdropping dramatizes a primal human urge to know and offers a paradigm of narrative transmission and reception of information among characters, narrators and readers. Gaylin sheds light on the social and psychological effects of the nineteenth-century rise of information technology and accelerated flow of information, as manifested in the anxieties about - and delight in - displays of private life and its secrets. Analysing eavesdropping in Austen, Balzac, Collins, Dickens and Proust, Gaylin demonstrates the flexibility of the scene to produce narrative complication or resolution; to foreground questions of gender and narrative agency; to place the debates of privacy and publicity within the literal and metaphoric spaces of the nineteenth-century novel. This 2003 study will be of interest to scholars of nineteenth-century English and European literature.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Ann Gaylin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2003-01-16
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781139434782


The Kind Of Man I Am

The Kind Of Man I Am

Nearly four decades after his death, Charles Mingus Jr. remains one of the least understood and most recognized jazz composers and musicians of our time. Mingus's ideas about music, racial identity, and masculinity—as well as those of other individuals in his circle, like Celia Mingus, Hazel Scott, and Joni Mitchell—challenged jazz itself as a model of freedom, inclusion, creativity, and emotional expressivity. Drawing on archival records, published memoirs, and previously conducted interviews, The Kind of Man I Am uses Mingus as a lens through which to craft a gendered cultural history of postwar jazz culture. This book challenges the persisting narrative of Mingus as jazz's "Angry Man" by examining the ways the language of emotion has been used in jazz as shorthand for competing ideas about masculinity, authenticity, performance, and authority.

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Genre : Music
Author : Nichole Rustin-Paschal
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Release : 2017-09-12
Total Pages : 230 Pages
ISBN : 9780819577573


Jazz Mergirl

Jazz Mergirl

Jazz Mergirl is the compelling true story of a transgender girl born in a boy's body. It tells how Jazz Jennings and her family navigate the challenging road of her transition into the bright and beautiful teen she is today. Jazz is an award-winning activist, author, artist, and TV Star of I Am Jazz. Learn how Jazz champions equal rights, courageously speaking out to build understanding and acceptance of transgender and other unique and special people. Jazz also encourages kids who are different to accept and love themselves. Teens and adults will be fascinated and engaged by Jazz Mergirl. This story will also interest parents, teachers, therapists, healthcare and child-service providers, and those in psychology and gender studies programs. Included are online resources, an extensive, user-friendly glossary, a Q&A section, and many photos. Although not an authorized biography, this book's profits go to support Jazz's TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation.

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Genre : Gender identity
Author : Bruce Edlen
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-09-05
Total Pages : 298 Pages
ISBN : 1515328260


The Perfect Pony

The Perfect Pony

While searching for a sleek, fast, and spirited pony to own, a young girl comes to realize that the "perfect" pony is actually very different.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher : Dial Books
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : PSU:000061139725


Blue Like Jazz

Blue Like Jazz

A popular minister recounts his zealous early life pursuit of the Christian life and his experiences of emptiness and spiritual detachment, tracing his quest to connect with a God he perceived as distant.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Donald Miller
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
Release : 2012-04
Total Pages : 243 Pages
ISBN : 9781400204588


Yes To The Mess

Yes To The Mess

What Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach us about leadership How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Here’s what the world’s best leaders and teams do: they improvise. They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net that guarantees specific outcomes. They negotiate with each other as they proceed, and they don’t dwell on mistakes or stifle each other’s ideas. In short, they say “yes to the mess” that is today’s hurried, harried, yet enormously innovative and fertile world of work. This is exactly what great jazz musicians do. In this revelatory book, accomplished jazz pianist and management scholar Frank Barrett shows how this improvisational “jazz mind-set” and the skills that go along with it are essential for effective leadership today. With fascinating stories of the insights and innovations of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, as well as probing accounts of the wisdom gleaned from his own experience as a jazz musician, Barrett introduces a new model for leading and collaborating in organizations. He describes how, like skilled jazz players, leaders need to master the art of unlearning, perform and experiment simultaneously, and take turns soloing and supporting each other. And with examples that range from manufacturing to the military to high-tech, he illustrates how organizations must take an inventive approach to crisis management, economic volatility, and all the rapidly evolving realities of our globally connected world. Leaders today need to be expert improvisers. Yes to the Mess vividly shows how the principles of jazz thinking and jazz performance can help anyone who leads teams or works with them to develop these critical skills, wherever they sit in the organization. Engaging and insightful, Yes to the Mess is a seminar on collaboration and complexity, against the soulful backdrop of jazz.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Frank J. Barrett
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2012-07-24
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781422183953


It Feels Good To Be Yourself

It Feels Good To Be Yourself

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni. Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Theresa Thorn
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release : 2019-06-04
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781250263056