By Mary Sollosi
Updated December 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

I Am Jazz, the TLC reality series documenting the life of transgender teen Jazz Jennings, is coming back for a second season.

The network has ordered eight episodes, to begin airing in 2016. The new season will continue to follow the 15-year-old Jazz as she navigates her life as a high school student and transgender advocate, dealing with homework, dating, sports, and activism alike.

Jazz’s parents Greg and Jeannette, her sister Ari, and her brothers Griffen and Sander will all be back for the second season.

Jazz made headlines this week when a reading of her children’s book, also titled I Am Jazz, drew a crowd of nearly 600 people in a small Wisconsin community after threats from an anti-LGBT hate group had made a nearby school cancel a planned discussion of the book.

“Growing up transgender can be a challenging experience, and we need our parents, schools, and friends to stand by us so we can breathe easily,” Jazz wrote in response to the controversy. “We want the same thing — to be who we are and feel safe and supported in this world.”