I Am J


J 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 family, 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.


  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers US; Reprint edition (29 Nov. 2012)
  • by Cris Beam
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316053600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316053600
  • Themes: trans, inclusive school, self harm