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Kisses For Jet by Joris Bas Backer
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May 03, 2022 | ISBN 9781913123031

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Featured in Xtra Magazine with Interview by Gender Queer author, Maia Kobabe 

Included in the CBC’s May 2022 Hot Off the Press reading list

“A nuanced look into the life of a trans teen by a trans author and illustrator. The black, white, and grayish-blue illustrations powerfully capture Jet’s complicated emotions.”
– BuzzFeed

“Jet’s earnest questioning and relationship with gender and adolescence illustrates the conflict between becoming who the world wants them to be and who they are, conveyed in a raw, personal-feeling portrayal of transition in a pre-internet era.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Kisses for Jet is a sensitively written, beautifully-illustrated depiction of a trans-masculine experience so rarely shown in media…a huge step forward for trans representation.”
– Jake Hall, Author of The Art of Drag

“The art uses a limited color palette (grays and blues) with an occasional pop of pink. The artistic style is expressive and complements the text.”
Youth Services Book Review starred review

“Trans creator Joris Bas Backer conveys his coming-of-gender memoir with intimacy and humor while showing us what it was like during a time where information was not just a click away.” 
– Bookshop Santa Cruz

“A collection of small moments of gender discovery, almost as if by mistake…anyone that has spent hours reflecting on their own personal journey and joining threads, this book is for you.”
–The Tiny Activist

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