Laverne Cox

by Erin Staley

Part of a Series: Transgender Pioneers.

In 2013, Orange Is the New Black began captivating audiences with its cast of female characters representing diverse strata of society. Perhaps no star on the show has inspired as much as Laverne Cox, who plays the black transgender inmate Sophia Burset. Cox’s work, both as an actor and off-screen, has brought attention to the risks faced by vulnerable populations, particularly racial minority transgender individuals.

ISBN: 9781508171591

JLG Release: June 2017

JLG Member Price

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 6-8

Grades 6-8


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition


    Rosen Central

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    6" x 9"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 8, Points: 2

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 10.6, Points: 6


    Level: 1120L

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