Kisses for Jet: A Coming-of-Gender Story (Paperback)
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Kisses for Jet: A Coming-of-Gender Story (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 03/02/2022
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In 1999, when most people think that the world is about to end with the Y2K crash on the eve of the new Millennium, Jet is just trying to get through high school. When their Mom moves to another country to work on fixing the Millennium bug, Jet is forced to stay at a boarding house while they finish the school year, and they're not pleased about it. But something's not quite right, and it's not just the out-of-control kids that Jet has to live with, or the staff who look after the boarding house who act super suspiciously. As Jet slowly starts to feel overwhelmed by their peers, they begin to notice that they don't feel like the other girls in their class. As new feelings start to emerge, Jet slowly begins to realise that they may be more of a boy than a girl. Is that even possible? And who do they talk to about these feelings when there's not even any internet around, and cell phones are barely used? This coming-of-gender graphic novel debut from trans creator Joris Bas Backer is an enlightening and often hilarious tale that casts light on what it was like to be transgender before information and help was more accessible and widespread. Translated and expanded on from the original German edition, this brand-new English edition features even more content for you to experience.

Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
ISBN: 9781913123031
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 226 x 170 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A nuanced look into the life of a trans teen by a trans author and illustrator. -- Buzzfeed
I really loved Kisses for Jet, an important story that I thought was wonderfully honest and beautifully told. * Eleanor Crewes, author of The Times I Knew I Was Gay *
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 *
A warm, funny, lived-in book that captures exactly the feeling of having a desire you just. can't place, and the relief when you manage to crack it wide open. * Mattie Lunchansky, The Nib *
Jet's journey and friendships are endearing, funny, and authentic, helped no doubt by the lived experience of author Joris Bas Backer. This title should be given a permanent spot in any recommended list of LGBTQIA+ YA reads. -- Children's Books Ireland
A beautifully drawn story of what's it's like being a trans teen finding their place in the new millennium. Real, intimate and totally captivating. * @thefoxfisher on Instagram *
it really meant a lot to me seeing so many of the feelings and experiences related to growing up as a trans boy shown on the page. * @thepictureofashjayy on Instagram *
Kisses for Jet is a very likeable blend of coming-of-age drama and humorous insight. * Broken Frontier *
Joris Bas Backer's artwork does an AMAZING job of visualizing the complicated emotions and feelings for Jet. -- Utopia_state_of_mind
Reading Kisses For Jet is seeing a collection of small moments of gender discovery, almost as if by mistake. -- @thetinyactivists on Instagram
Super cute story of finding yourself during the 90s. -- Twitter by @JosuereadsJosue
Trans creator Joris Bas Backer conveys his coming-of-gender memoir with intimacy and humour while showing us what it was like during a time where information was not just a click away. * @bookshopsc on Instagram *
A wonderful graphic novel recommendation. * @JasonDDeHart1 on Twitter *

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“emotional, cute & sweet :)”

This was very cute :) The art is well stylised, I liked the colour scheme and the characters. I enjoyed reading this a lot, though I did find it confusing to follow in places as it jumped around a lot. For me, I think... More

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“LETS TALK ABOUT THE EPICNESS OF JET!”

Firstly let’s look at the fact we get very little of this in the graphic novel/comic world. Characters who are trans or struggling with identity or just trying to find their footing in a world that differs so much... More

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