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16 May 2014

Beyond Magenta

Kuklin, Susan. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out. Candlewick Press, 2014. 

The author interviews five transgender teens and details their coming-out experiences, how they define themselves, how they have dealt with bullying, etc.

The first 90% of this book is amazing. I love the photographs and the stories of transgender teens. I think this part of the book should be in every library to help raise awareness of issues facing the trans* community.

HOWEVER, the resources list in the back is sadly lacking. First, there are only two fiction titles listed, when I can name at least ten good trans* titles without even consulting my Goodreads shelves. The websites, videos, nonfiction suggestions are similarly lacking. If the author and publisher would do a better job with the research and get more information in a much-needed resource list for trans* teens and their parents, then this book would be excellent. Here's hoping the next edition has these errors corrected.

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