Love, Family, and Living the T With Transgender Teenagers

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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When Cris Beam first moved to Los Angeles, she thought she might put in just a few hours volunteering at a school for transgender kids while she got settled. Instead she found herself drawn deeply into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered. In Transparent she intro­duces four of them--Christina, Domineque, Foxxjazell, and Ariel--and shows us their world, a dizzying mix of familiar teenage cliques and crushes with far less familiar challenges like how to morph your body on a few dollars a day. Funny, heartbreaking, defiant, and sometimes defeated, the girls form a singular community. But they struggle valiantly to resolve the gap between the way they feel inside and the way the world sees them--a struggle we can all identify with. Beam's careful reporting, sensitive writing, and intimate relationship with her characters place Transparent in the ranks of the best narrative nonfiction.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780151011964
Branch Call Number: 306.76808350979494 B366
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 22 cm.

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Mar 07, 2012

I second that, the author was completely ignorant.

Jan 13, 2011

I had reservations about this book, which proved correct when I actually read it. The author writes about the transgender people that she encounters as exotic beings, gawking at them instead of writing about real individuals.

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