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Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out / [written & photographed by] Susan Kuklin.

Kuklin, Susan, (author,, photographer.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

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Mahnomen Public Library 306.768 KUK (Text) 33500011866118 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 306.768 KUK (Text) 33500011866126 Main Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya 306.768 KUK (Text) 35500005355951 Main Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya 306.768 KUK (Text) 35500005356066 Main Available -
Greenbush Public Library ya 306.768 KUK (Text) 35500005356058 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library ya 306.768 KUK (Text) 35500005356041 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya 306.768 KUK (Text) 35500005355936 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763656119 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0763656119 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts Candlewick Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Spectrum. Jessy: the house of my soul ; Christina: every girl is different ; Mariah: the real deal ; Cameron: variables ; Nat: something else -- Lifeline. Luke: untouchable -- Notes and resources. Author's note ; About the Callen-Lorde community health center ; Q&A with Dr. Manel Silva ; About Proud Theater.
Summary, etc.:
A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 February #1
    *Starred Review* Kuklin's book profiles six transgender teens in both their own words and the author's excellent photographs. The result is a strikingly in-depth examination of the sometimes clinical complexities of being transgender, even as Kuklin's empathy-inducing pictures put a human face on the experience. The profiles are evenly divided between FTM (female to male) and MTF (male to female) teens. Also represented are a variety of races and ethnicities, and included are one teen who is intersex and another who regards themself as pansexual (several of the teens choose to identify themselves with the gender-neutral pronouns they, them, and their). Though their experiences differ, the teens often stress that, as Kuklin puts it, "Gender is one variable in a person's identity, and sexual orientation is another variable. The two are not connected." Similarly, Kuklin makes clear that, despite the popular misconception, all trans teens are not gay. Further information is contained in an appended interview with Dr. Manel Silva, clinical director of the HOTT (Health Outreach to Teens) program at the New York City–based Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which has served the needs of several of the profiled teens. Kuklin's important new book brings welcome clarity to a subject that has often been obscure and gives faces—literally and metaphorically—to a segment of the teen population that has too long been invisible. Speaking with equal impact to both the reader's heart and mind, Beyond Magenta is highly recommended. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Susan Kuklin is the award-winning author and photographer of more than thirty books for children and young adults that span social issues and culture. Her photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. Susan Kuklin lives in New York City.

Subject: Transgenderism > Juvenile literature.
Transgender youth > Juvenile literature.
Gender identity > Juvenile literature.

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