Being Jazz

đź“’Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Book Title : Being Jazz
Author : Jazz Jennings
Publisher : Ember
Release Date : 2016-06-07
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9780399554667
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Being Jazz Summary : Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. “[Jazz’s] touching book serves as a rallying cry for understanding and acceptance.”—Bustle Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body. PRAISE FOR JAZZ JENNINGS: “Jazz is one of the transgender community's most important activists.” —Cosmopolitan “A role model for teens everywhere.” —Seventeen.com “Wise beyond her years.” —Teen Vogue

đź“’Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Book Title : Being Jazz
Author : Jazz Jennings
Publisher : Ember
Release Date : 2017-06-14
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9780399554674
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Being Jazz Summary : Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series--I Am Jazz--making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn't all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence--particularly high school--complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy--especially when you began your life in a boy's body.

đź“’I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

Book Title : I Am Jazz
Author : Jessica Herthel
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2014-09-04
Pages : 32
ISBN : 9780698176737
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

I Am Jazz Summary : The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere "This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in “Orange Is the New Black”) From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

Book Title : Saving Montgomery Sole
Author : Mariko Tamaki
Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
Release Date : 2016-04-19
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781626722729
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Saving Montgomery Sole Summary : A beautiful and offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer. Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don't even know what irony is. It would all be impossible if it weren't for her best friends, Thomas and Naoki. The three are also the only members of Jefferson High's Mystery Club, dedicated to exploring the weird and unexplained, from ESP and astrology to super powers and mysterious objects. Then there's the Eye of Know, the possibly powerful crystal amulet Monty bought online. Will it help her predict the future or fight back against the ignorant jerks who make fun of Thomas for being gay or Monty for having lesbian moms? Maybe the Eye is here just in time, because the newest resident of their small town is scarier than mothmen, poltergeists, or, you know, gym. Thoughtful, funny, and painfully honest, Montgomery Sole is someone you'll want to laugh and cry with over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings.

đź“’Playing Changes by Nate Chinen

Book Title : Playing Changes
Author : Nate Chinen
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2019-07-23
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781101873496
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Playing Changes Summary : One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, GQ, Billboard, JazzTimes In jazz parlance, "playing changes" refers to an improviser's resourceful path through a chord progression. In this definitive guide to the jazz of our time, leading critic Nate Chinen boldly expands on that idea, taking us through the key changes, concepts, events, and people that have shaped jazz since the turn of the century--from Wayne Shorter and Henry Threadgill to Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding; from the phrase "America's classical music" to an explosion of new ideas and approaches; from claims of jazz's demise to the living, breathing scene that exerts influence on mass culture, hip-hop, and R&B. Grounded in authority and brimming with style, packed with essential album lists and listening recommendations, Playing Changes takes the measure of this exhilarating moment--and the shimmering possibilities to come.

đź“’Jazz by Toni Morrison

Book Title : Jazz
Author : Toni Morrison
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2007-07-24
Pages : 256
ISBN : 0307388107
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Jazz Summary : In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

đź“’The Jazz Of Physics by Stephon Alexander

Book Title : The Jazz of Physics
Author : Stephon Alexander
Publisher : Basic Books
Release Date : 2016-04-26
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9780465098507
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Jazz of Physics Summary : More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. Inspired by Einstein, Coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander follows suit, using jazz to answer physics' most vexing questions about the past and future of the universe. Following the great minds that first drew the links between music and physics-a list including Pythagoras, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and Rakim-The Jazz of Physics reveals that the ancient poetic idea of the Music of the Spheres," taken seriously, clarifies confounding issues in physics. The Jazz of Physics will fascinate and inspire anyone interested in the mysteries of our universe, music, and life itself.

đź“’Birds Of Fire by Kevin Fellezs

Book Title : Birds of Fire
Author : Kevin Fellezs
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release Date : 2011-08-08
Pages : 299
ISBN : 9780822350477
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Birds of Fire Summary : Birds of Firebrings overdue critical attention to fusion, the musical idiom that emerged in the late 1960s and 1970s, as musicians blended elements of jazz, rock, and funk. Fusion never coalesced into a distinct genre; many artists and critics disparaged the music as amorphous and hard to define. Kevin Fellezs contends that fusion's much-derided hybridity was its very reason for being. By mixing different musical and cultural traditions, fusion artists sought to disrupt generic boundaries, cultural hierarchies, and critical assumptions. Fellezs develops his argument through rigorous analysis of the music of four distinctive fusion artists. Interpreting the work of Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, and Herbie Hancock, he explores the challenges that fusion posed to generic conventions and considers the extent to which a musician can be taken seriously as an artist across divergent musical traditions. Fellezs concludesBirds of Firewith a look at the current activities of McLaughlin, Mitchell and Hancock; Williams's final recordings; and the legacy of the fusion made by the four artists in the 1970s.

Book Title : 100 Things Jazz Fans Should Know Do Before They Die
Author : Jody Genessy
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release Date : 2019-03-05
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781641252058
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

100 Things Jazz Fans Should Know Do Before They Die Summary : With traditions, records, and lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Jazz fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, behind-the-scenes tales, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by players like John Stockton, Karl Malone, Mehmet Okur, and Adrian Dantley. Whether you're a lifelong supporter from the early days in Salt Lake City or a more recent fan, this is the ultimate resource guide for all Jazz faithful.

đź“’Jazz On The River by William Howland Kenney

Book Title : Jazz on the River
Author : William Howland Kenney
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2005-04-01
Pages : 229
ISBN : 0226437337
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Jazz on the River Summary : Riverboat jazz and its seductive influence on the men and women along America's inland waterways come to life in a vibrant history of the lives and music of the levee roustabouts promoting this rich musical form.