Being Jazz - Jazz Jennings

Being Jazz

By Jazz Jennings

  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
From 63 Ratings


Get ready for season 4 of the popular TLC show I Am JazzTeen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.
“[Jazz’s] touching book serves as a rallying cry for understanding and acceptance.”—Bustle
Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults.
In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body.

“Jazz is one of the transgender community's most important activists.”  —Cosmopolitan
“A role model for teens everywhere.” —
“Wise beyond her years.” Teen Vogue


  • More than five stars

    By ashbecht
    I got this book last year for my bday and must say it is a true piece of art
  • I want to read this book!!

    By Dariyn2020
    I watch her show! And I love it!! I think she is so gorgeous!!❤️ I wound love to read this book! I would love to meet her in person!!
  • Inspirational

    By Crazy Sprinkles5454
    It tells how being Trans isn't a choice it's who you are! Loved It!
  • Great book

    By Hhdvjrshju
    This book changed my view on transgender people. they feel as though they are not in the right body and they need to change. This taught me that there is always room for change as long as that change doesn't hurt others. Also, read If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo! Another great and similar book!
  • Truly An Inspiration

    By Emmemarg
    This book is amazing. I decided to read it because I like Jazz's show on TLC. It is truly an amazing book. It opened my eyes on the world of transgenders. Everyone should read this book and it will change your view on the LGBTQ community.
  • Being Jazz

    By nick8776hib
    Jazz's story is remarkable and inspiring. This book has great messages that lets all young readers understand that authenticity is important. I highly recommend it!
  • Expressions

    By I libbi tech
    To be honest I'm straight and young but I feel as if jazz is true to herself and tbh I feel many people will be inspired.