Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Susan Kuklin
A 2015 Stonewall Honor BookA 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.

Book Details


  • Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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Beyond Magenta is a compilation of life stories told through the eyes of six transgender teens. One teen, Jessy, was born a girl, but realized at a young age that he was not comfortable with his gender. Another teen prefers not to identify with one specific gender. Each of the six teens shares their backstory, their journey to become their "true self," and the struggles they have had to face on the way. 

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