Jazz Jennings is definitely a bit of a success story, she is not even sixteen yet but was named one of the 25 Most Influential Teens by Time, and has been interviewed some very high profile people.
Now to add to her list of accolades, Jazz Jennings will be publishing a memoir about her life.
When speaking to Time about this new project, she said: “This book reveals many rarely shared memories from my past that have molded me into the teenager I am today. I hope that my challenges and triumphs will resonate with readers of all ages, whether they are transgender or not.”
The title of this book will be Being Jazz: My Life As A (Transgender) Teen, and will detail everything you haven’t seen in her very public journey. She has been published, of course, as she also wrote a children’s book called I am Jazz.
Naturally, though, this one will discuss some more serious themes. Jazz discusses how her experiences have helped shape the public perception of transgender people, as well as all the usual difficulties of being teenager mixed in with her unique experiences as a transgender girl.
Emily Easton, executive editor of publisher Crown Books for Young Readers said in a press release: “Jazz is a remarkable young woman who has helped to foster major changes in the way the public views the transgender community while also being an average teen.”
“We are honored to be working with her to tell her extraordinary story, which will inspire people to accept the differences in others while embracing their own truths.”
The book will be available on June 7, with an initial print run of 150,000.