Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out

by Kuklin, Susan,

Format: Print Book ©2014.
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Summary
A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*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.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a sorely needed resource for teens and, frankly, many adults, author/photographer Kuklin shares first-person narratives from six transgender teens, drawn from interviews she conducted and shaped with input from her subjects. The six "chapters" read like personal histories, with Kuklin interjecting occasional context and helping bridge jumps in time. Readers will gain a real understanding of gender as a spectrum and a societal construct, and of the challenges that even the most well-adjusted, well-supported transgender teens face, from mockery by peers and adults alike to feelings of isolation and discomfort in their own bodies. When readers meet New York City teenager Christina, she has gotten into a knock-down fight on the subway with two girls who were making fun of her; although Kuklin's color and b&w portraits appear throughout, 19-year-old Mariah requests no photographs of her be used, confessing, "I'm not ready for people to see me." While Kuklin's subjects are candid about the difficulties of coming out as transgender to family and friends and the patience that transitioning often requires, their honest, humorous, and painful remarks about their relationships with gender are often downright revelatory. "Because I'm perceived as male, I get male privileges. It weirds me out a little bit," says Cameron, whose PGP (preferred gender pronoun) is the plural "they." Nat, who also prefers "they," is relieved when diagnosed as intersex. "It proved what I had been feeling all along. I was not only emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually both sexes; I was physically both sexes, too. This is who I am." A q&a section, author notes, glossary, and print and online resources close out the book. But its chief value isn't just in the stories it reveals but in the way Kuklin captures these teenagers not as idealized exemplars of what it "means" to be transgender but as full, complex, and imperfect human beings. As Kuklin writes, "My subjects' willingness to brave bullying and condemnation in order to reveal their individual selves makes it impossible to be nothing less than awestruck." She isn't wrong. Ages 14-up. Agent: Brianne Johnson, Writers House. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Gender nonconformity -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Somerville, MA :Candlewick Press,©2014.
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 182 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0763656119 (hardcover)
9780763656119 (hardcover)
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