A Random House Children's Book imprint, Crown Books for Young Readers, has acquired the rights to publish Jazz Jennings' memoir, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen.
Jazz is a bit of a rockstar. Diagnosed with gender identity disorder as a preschooler, she soon began making public appearances with her parents to talk about the challenges of growing up trans. She's been the subject of two documentaries: the Oprah Winfrey Network's I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition in 2011, and the TLC docu-series I Am Jazz in 2015. I Am Jazz Season 2 will premiere later this year.
A burgeoning writer, Jazz co-authored a picture book autobiography with Jessica Herthel. In April 2015, she wrote a profile on Laverne Cox for TIME 's 100 Most Influential People List. Now the 15-year-old has a book on the way, in what may be a first for LGBTQIA literature: a memoir written by a transgender teen.
Lest you think Jazz is just some reality star out to make a quick buck with her 15 minutes of fame, consider her activism. She and her parents founded the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation to provide assistance to transgender youth and their families. Aided by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Jazz fought the U.S. Soccer Federation for her right to play with other girls. In 2014, she was named one of the Human Rights Campaign's first youth ambassadors.
Being Jazz is now available for preorder from your favorite retailer. You can find the book on store shelves beginning June 7.