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I Am J

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ISBN: 
9780316053600
Author: 
Beam, Chris
Publisher: 
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publishing date: 
2012
Age level: 
14-18
Format: 
Hardcover
Paperback
Notes: 

J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible -- from his parents, from his friends, from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding -- it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost.

 

Recommended on yalsa-lockdown by Laura Koenig, BPL.

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