Since June is Pride Month, it’s a perfect time to read Susan Kuklin’s Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out! Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults, describing their sense of identity before, during, and after transitioning.
During a time of rampant misinformation and escalating attack on LGBTQ+ people, especially transgender teens and their access to school sports, bathrooms and gender affirming medical care, it is more important than ever to hear from the very teens that are most impacted by anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
School Library Journal called Beyond Magenta a “powerful and important reading” saying, “What makes this book outstanding is the way that Kuklin allows the teen voice to shine, with very little authorial interruption.”
Kuklin did a fabulous interview about the book itself and about its banned status. Check it out here: https://www.npr.org/2022/12/21/1144627475/author-susan-kuklin-beyond-magenta-book-ban
If you have questions about the Banned Books Club, contact Laci Lee Adams.