Search Results: "Jazz Jennings"


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I AM JAZZ by Jessica Herthel
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"An empowering, timely story with the power to help readers proclaim, in the words of Jazz's parents, 'We understand now.' (Picture book. 3 & up)"
An autobiographical picture book describes trans-youth activist Jazz Jennings' story of embracing and asserting her transgender identity. Read full book review >

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BEING JAZZ by Jazz Jennings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Jazz's positivity, honesty, frank explanations, and conversational writing style make this an ideal book for trans kids to hand to worried loved ones after they've finished reading it. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Before she was in preschool, Jazz knew she wasn't a boy, and she didn't understand why no one else did. Her parents took her to meet with a well-versed therapist, who told them Jazz is transgender, and they started on a journey with no map. Read full book review >

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GUINEA DOG 3 by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Youngsters will eagerly jump in for another fast, fun read. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
It's summer vacation, and in this third in the light-reading Guinea Dog series, Rufus' and Murph's families are taking their traditional trip to the lake, unusual guinea pigs included. Read full book review >

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OUT STANDING IN MY FIELD by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Humorous and insightful. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Ty Cutter is expected to live out his father's dreams of baseball glory. Read full book review >

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UNREAL! by Paul Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A companion volume, Uncanny, is being published simultaneously. (Short stories. 11-13)"
Australia's answer to Robert Munsch and Barry Polisar offers a collection of wacky tales, each featuring a ghost, a skeleton, or at least a twist of magic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2008

"The down-and-dirty prose sounds a little affected coming from a guy who lives in Montclair, N.J., but there's no doubting the sincerity of Jennings's love for his kin and passion for country music."
A New York Times editor mingles memoir with music criticism in his first book, which connects classic country songs with his relatives' hardscrabble lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An outstanding supplement to the many conventional histories of the American Revolution, Jennings's history offers both an objective account of the conflict and challenging insights about historical distortion."
A detailed account of the less idealistic economic and political motivations that inspired the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A useful introduction to some of the obstacles gay teachers face, but this subject merits much livelier treatment."
A book devoted to the experiences of lesbian and gay teachers and the innumerable pressures on them to remain closeted. Read full book review >

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LET LOOSE THE DOGS by Maureen Jennings
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Not only the most generously plotted of Murdoch's four cases (Poor Tom is Cold, 2001, etc.), but the one whose constant reminders of mortality, via wounded dogs, chicks, and rats, are the most piercing."
The last time Acting Detective William Murdoch, of Toronto's Number Four Station, saw his father was in 1873, and to Murdoch, remembering the alcoholism and violent outbursts that led him to run away from home with his sister Susanna, the ensuing 22 years have not been long enough. Read full book review >

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GUINEA DOG by Patrick Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The school characters are fairly one dimensional, but the undeniably funny plot moves along, and readers into beginning chapter books should enjoy this wry story of wish fulfillment. (Animal fantasy. 7-9)"
A humorous story about an unusual pet. Read full book review >