Title: Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Author: Susan Kuklin
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: 02/11/14
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This is an articulate nonfiction book that delves into the lives of transgender and non-gender-identifying teenagers. It goes beyond superficial profiles, stereotypes, and other shortcuts. Each section (one for each individual) is extensive, even meticulous. This book seems like a place where questions people are afraid to ask could get answered.
Memorable or Forgettable: The author clearly spent some time getting to know each person well. I appreciated the wide variety of personalities and gender situations that were presented, and how each section explored both the positive and negative aspects of these people’s lives as they struggle to be recognized for who they are.
Cover: The cover is lovely, showcasing one of the many portraits of each individual featured in the book.
Age Range: 14 through 18 and up
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
tags: non fiction / transgender / ya lit