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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Kuklin Narrator: Tanya Eby, Nick Podehl, Nancy Wu, Roxanne Hernandez, Todd Haberkorn, Janina Edwards, Marisol Ramirez Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781480583849
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“I’ve always loved my body, and now I love it even more because it fits how I feel.” —Jessy

“Learn your pronouns because I don’t want to have to slap somebody tonight.” —Christina

“Transition? Everyone goes through one kind of transition or another. We go through transitions every day. Except mine is maybe a little more extreme.” —Mariah

“Being trans is not the next step to being gay. They are similar in that they are both breaking gender rules.” —Cameron

“When people say I look male or female, it messes up my head.” —Nat

“My family was okay with me being gay, but trans was a different issue for them. I think a lot of it was because they had no experience with it.” —Luke

In Beyond Magenta, six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] sorely needed resource for teens and, frankly, many adults…Downright revelatory…Kuklin captures these teenagers not as idealized exemplars of what it “means” to be transgender but as full, complex, and imperfect human beings. As Kuklin writes, ‘My subjects’ willingness to brave bullying and condemnation in order to reveal their individual selves makes it impossible to be nothing less than awestruck.’ She isn’t wrong.

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Kuklin brings her intimate, compassionate, and respectful lens to the stories of six transgender young people…The collective portrait that emerges from these narratives and pictures is diverse, complex, and occasionally self-contradictory—as any true story should be. Informative, revealing, powerful, and necessary.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, February 2014
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Teen Book of 2014
  • Winner of the 2015 Stonewall Book Award
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About the Author
Susan Kuklin is the award-winning author and photographer of more than thirty books for children and young adults that address social issues and culture, including No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row and Dance with Bill T. Jones. Her photographs have appeared in documentary films and in major newspapers and magazines, including Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. For Beyond Magenta, Kuklin interviewed, photographed, and then created individual profiles of teenagers in the transgender community. Susan Kuklin lives in New York City with her husband.
About the Narrators

Tanya Eby is a narrator and novelist who has narrated more than fifty New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, earning two AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has a BA in English language and literature from Grand Valley State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her children.

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.

Nancy Wu has narrated audiobooks since 2004. A New York theater, television, and film actor, she has recorded in studios all over the world—from Italy to Switzerland to Thailand. Her credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Hope & Faith, All My Children, Made for Each Other, and the Oscar-nominated film Frozen River.

Roxanne Hernandez is an audio narrator and a top narrator choice for young adult, adult drama, and Latin American/Chicano literature. She was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2011.

Todd Haberkorn is an actor and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has created unique voices for a variety of characters for cartoons and video games. Add to this a healthy production life in front of and behind the camera as well as partaking in theater arts on stage, and he has had the pleasure of a wonderful career in the entertainment industry thus far. When he isn’t working on a production of some kind, he travels the globe talking about those productions.

Janina Edwards is a graduate of the acting program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Marisol Ramirez has appeared on numerous television shows, including ER, The Mentalist, Without a Trace, and Dallas. Among her film credits are Right at Your Door and Just Cause. An accomplished narrator, her readings include several titles in the bestselling Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore.