Books

 TitleAuthorSummaryAge
About ChrisBenedetto, NinaThis story affirms the dignity and self worth of a child who knows that he is a boy despite the fact that his body is female. Chris's story portrays his determination to be his true self, and the lesson his teacher learns.Children's
All I Want to Be is MeRothblatt, PhyllisA beautifully illustrated children's book reflecting the diverse ways that young children experience and express their gender. It gives voice to the feelings of children who don't fit into narrow gender stereotypes, and who just want to be free to be themselves.  A celebration of all children being who they are, and is a positive reflection of children, wherever they experience themselves on the gender spectrum.Children's
Annie's Plaid ShirtDavids, Stacy B.Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle's wedding. Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Why can't her mom understand?
Then Annie has an idea. But will her mom agree?
Children's

Backwards Day
Bergman, S. BearAndrea looks eagerly forward to Backwards Day every year, so she can turn into a boy for the day. But one year she doesn't turn along with everyone else. She's miserable. The very next day, however, she turns into a boy - and stays that way! He's delighted, but his parents are distressed, and take him to the big city to consult with Backwardsologists. When they finally figure out what's happened, the miracles of Backwards Day are fully revealed to the reader.Children's
Be Who You AreCarr, JenniferA charming children’s story, written by a mom, to tell an honest and open experience of raising her transgender child and how she supported her and helped the school to support her as well.Children's
The Boy & the BindiShraya, VivekA five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself.Children's
Gender Now Coloring BookGonzalez, MayaA coloring book meant to provide reflection and support unity by showing multiple genders standing together. Inside you’ll find stories, pictures, games and more to encourage and remind you that you are free to be!Children's
GeorgeGino, AlexWhen people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part...because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte - but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.Children's
GoblinheartAxel, BrettUsing "fairy" and "goblin" in lieu of female and male, the author has created a timely allegorical fairy tale. A youngster named Julep, who lives in a forest tribe, insists on growing up to be a goblin rather than a fairy. The tribe learns to accept that Julep is a goblin at heart, eventually coming around to support the physical transition that must be made for Julep to live as a goblin.Children's
I Am JazzHerthel, JessicaThe story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transgender kids everywhere.Children's
Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and FriendshipWalton, JessIntroducing Teddy introduces the youngest readers to understanding gender identity and transition in an accessible and heart-warming story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.Children's
Jacob's New DressHoffman, SarahThis heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don’t identify with traditional gender roles.Children's
Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender TransitionHillenbrand, Jenson J.Parts and Hearts helps readers understand transgender transformation, both male to female and female to male. Aimed at children between the ages of nine and twelve, Hillenbrand's work, with the accompanying illustration by Quinlan Omahne, helps readers understand what transgender transformation means and what it involves.Children's
Meet PolkadotBroadhead, TalcottPolkadot, as well as Polkadot’s big sister Gladiola and best friend Norma Alicia, introduce readers to the challenges and beauty that are experienced by Polkadot as a nonbinary, transgender kid.Children's
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine DressBaldacchino, ChristineMorris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom’s dress-up center. The children in Morris’s class don’t understand. One day when Morris feels all alone and sick from their taunts, his mother lets him stay home from school. Morris dreams of a fantastic space adventure with his cat, Moo.Children's
My Princess BoyKilodavis, CherylDyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.Children's
Not Every PrincessBone, Jeffrey & Bone, LisaNot Every Princess takes readers on a journey that gently questions the rigid construction of gender roles and inspires readers to access their imaginations and challenge societal expectations.Children's
One of a Kind, Like Me/Unico Como YoMayeno, LaurinTomorrow is the school parade, and Danny knows exactly what he will be: a princess. Mommy supports him 100%, and they race to the thrift store to find his costume. It's almost closing time will Danny find the costume of his dreams in time?Children's
Pinky and Rex and the BullyHowe, JamesPinky’s favorite color is pink, and his best friend, Rex, is a girl. Kevin, the third-grade bully, says that makes Pinky a sissy. Deep down, Pinky thinks Kevin is wrong, but he’s still worried. Does Pinky have to give up his favorite things, and worse, does he have to give up his best friend?Children's
PugdogU'Ren, AndreaMike and his pup are great friends. But Mike doesn’t know very much about dogs. Not only is Pugdog not a pug—Pugdog is not even a he, as Mike had thought all along, but a she! Mike feels obliged to give Pugdog a crash course on how to look and act the way a girl dog should. The only problem is Mike doesn’t know much about this subject either.Children's
Red: A Crayon's StoryHall, MichaelA blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book. Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way.Children's
Roland Humphrey is Wearing a WHAT?Kiernan-Johnson, EileenThe story of a little boy's quest to be his authentic self, dressed in pink and festooned with sparkles, in a world that frowns upon boys who like "girly" things.Children's
Rough, Tough CharleyKay, VerlaCharley was rough. Charley was tough. Charley wore fancy blue gloves. Charley Parkhurst always was more comfortable around horses than around humans. One of the most respected stagecoach drivers in the old West, Charley also kept one of the biggest secrets anyone could keep. Now, through thrilling paintings and Verla Kay’s signature cryptic rhyme, readers are invited to explore an amazing real life, lived without limits.Children's
The Sissy DucklingFierstein, HarveyElmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. But when his father is wounded by a hunter’s shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.Children's
The Story of FerdinandLeaf, MunroFerdinand is the world’s most peaceful—and—beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree. Leaf’s simple storytelling paired with Lawson’s pen-and-ink drawings make The Story of Ferdinand a true classic.Children's
What Makes a BabySilverberg, CoryA wonderful children’s book that takes gender out of making a baby.Children's
When Kayla Was KyleFabrikant, AmyKyle doesn't understand why the other kids at school call him names. He looks like other boys, but doesn't feel like them. Can Kyle find the words to share his feelings about his gender - and can his parents help him to transition into the girl he was born to be?Children's
Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender IdentityPessin-Whedbee, BrookThis brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 3+. It presents clear and direct language for understanding and talking about how we experience gender: our bodies, our expression and our identity.Children's
Almost PerfectKatcher, BrianLogan Witherspoon recently discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. But things start to look up when a new student named Sage Hendricks breezes through the halls of his small-town high school. Sage has been homeschooled for a number of years and her parents have forbidden her to date anyone, but she won’t tell Logan why. Sage finally discloses her big secret: she’s actually a boy.Teen
The Art of Being NormalWilliamson, LisaDavid Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl.Teen
Beautiful Music for Ugly ChildrenCronn-Mills, KirstinMy birth name is Elizabeth, but I'm a guy. Gabe. My parents think I've gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I'm right. I've been a boy my whole life.Teen
Being EmilyGold, RachelThey say that whoever you are it’s okay, you were born that way. Those words don’t comfort Emily, because she was born Christopher and her insides know that her outsides are all wrong.Teen
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) TeenJennings, JazzTeen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.Teen
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak OutKuklin, SusanA groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.Teen
Freak ShowSt. James, JamesMeet Billy Bloom, new student at the ultra-white, ultra-rich, ultra-conservative Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy and drag queen extraordinaire. Actually, drag queen does not begin to describe Billy and his fabulousness. Any way you slice it, Billy is not a typical seventeen-year-old, and the Bible Belles, Aberzombies, and Football Heroes at the academy have never seen anyone quite like him before. But thanks to the help and support of one good friend, Billy’s able to take a stand for outcasts and underdogs everywhere in his own outrageous, over-the-top, sad, funny, brilliant, and unique way.Teen
The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and other IdentitiesLevithan, David & Merrell, BillyTeens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they’re looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, the authors have collected original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s.Teen
The Gender BookHill, Mel Reiff & Mays, JayThe Gender Book is a fun, colorful, community-based resource, which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender - a gender 101 for anyone and everyone.Teen
The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender IdentityCoolhart, Deborah, Peta, Jayme, & Testa, Rylan JayThis one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers.Teen
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning TeensHuegel, KellyThis frank, sensitive book is written for young people who are beginning to question their sexual or gender identity, those who are ready to work for GLBTQ rights, and those who may need advice, guidance, or reassurance that they are not alone.Teen
Gracefully GraysonPolonsky, AmiGrayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: “he” is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender’s body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. Despite the risks, Grayson’s true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher’s wisdom be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit?Teen
How Beautiful the OrdinaryCart, Michael (editor)Poised between the past and the future are the stories of now. In nontraditional narratives, short stories, and brief graphics, tales of anticipation and regret, eagerness and confusion present distinctively modern views of love, sexuality, and gender identification. Together, they reflect the vibrant possibilities available for young people learning to love others—and themselves—in today’s multifaceted and quickly changing world.Teen
I Am JBeam, CrisJ had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a “real boy” and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible—from his parents, from his friends, from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he’s done hiding—it’s time to be who he really is.Teen
If I Was Your GirlRusso, MeredithAmanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone. Because the secret that she’s been keeping? It's that at her old school, she used to be Andrew. Will the truth cost Amanda her new life?Teen
If You Believe in Mermaids...Don't TellPhilips, A.A.Todd Winslow, who has just finished seventh grade has always struggled with his own identity and what it means to be a boy, being perpetually measured against what his father views as the ‘perfect son.’ Philips presents a difficult gender issue to readers in a delicate manner.Teen
It Gets BetterMiller, Terry (editor) & Savage, Dan (editor)It Gets Better is a collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, because while many LGBT teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can.Teen
Jumpstart the WorldHyde, Catherine RyanElle is a loner. She doesn’t need people. Which is a good thing, because now she has to move out of her apartment so her mother’s boyfriend won’t have to deal with her. Then she meets Frank, the guy who lives next door to her new place. Frank isn’t like anyone Elle has ever met. He listens to her. He’s gentle. And Elle is falling for him, hard. Then Elle discovers that Frank is different in a way that Elle was never prepared for: he’s transgender. Elle’s head and her heart explode; her world is turned upside down. But when an accident nearly takes Frank’s life, Elle must search inside herself to find not only the true meaning of friendship but her own role in jumpstarting the world.Teen
Just GirlsGold, RachelJess Tucker sticks her neck out for a stranger—the buzz is someone in the dorm is a trans girl. So Tucker says it’s her, even though it’s not, to stop the finger pointing. She was an out lesbian in high school, and she figures she can stare down whatever gets thrown her way in college. It can’t be that bad. Ella Ramsey is making new friends at Freytag University, playing with on-campus gamers and enjoying her first year, but she’s rocked by the sight of a slur painted on someone else’s door. A slur clearly meant for her, if they’d only known.Teen
Lily and DunkinGephart, DonnaLily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you’re in the eighth grade.Teen
LunaPeters, Julie AnneRegan’s brother Liam can’t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister’s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam’s family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives?Teen
The Other BoyHennessey, M.G.Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is just a regular boy. He loves pitching for his baseball team, working on his graphic novel, and hanging out with his best friend, Josh. But Shane is keeping something private, something that might make a difference to his friends and teammates, even Josh. And when a classmate threatens to reveal his secret, Shane’s whole world comes crashing down.Teen
ParrotfishWittlinger, EllenAngela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it’s a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men’s clothes, and announces she’d like to be called by a new name, Grady. Although Grady is happy about his decision to finally be true to himself, everybody else is having trouble processing the news.Teen
Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for TeensBelge, Kathy & Bieschke MarkeQueer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBT teens come out to friends and family, navigate their new LGBT social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and rise up against bigotry and homophobia.Teen
Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in TransitionHill, Katie RainIn her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment.Teen
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender TeenAndrews, ArinSeventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning memoir.Teen
Symptoms of Being HumanGavin, JeffRiley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. But Riley isn't exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in über-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley's life.Teen
The ABC's of LGBT+Mardell, AshleyThere are lots of LGBT books out there, but The ABCs of LGBT+ is the one among the many LGBT books that is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn the language of respect.Adult
Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or DaughterJennings, KevinThe first book to focus on the day-to-day experiences of adolescents dealing with sexual identity issues, Always My Child provides the insights and practical strategies parents need to support their kids and cope themselves.Adult
Becoming a Visible ManGreen, JamisonCombines candid autobiography with informed analysis to offer unique insight into the multiple challenges of the female-to-male transsexual experience, ranging from encounters with prejudice and strained relationships with family to the development of an FTM community and the realities of surgical sex reassignment.Adult
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American FamilyNutt, Amy EllisThe inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.Adult
Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and PeopleRoughgarden, JoanIn this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science—and even Darwin himself.Adult
Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in AdulthoodLundberg, Emmett J.P. (editor) & Walker, Alexander (editor)Finding Masculinity is a collection of stories from a small cross section of the transgender male community that shares insight into the diversity of life experiences of transgender men, beyond the traditional narrative.Adult
Gender: Ideas, Interactions, InstitutionsFerree, Myra Marx & Wade, LisaWade and Ferree’s first edition textbook is a lively introduction to the sociology of gender. Probing questions, the same ones that students often bring to the course, frame readable chapters that are packed with the most up-to-date scholarship available―in language students will understand.Adult
Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming ChildrenEhrensaft, DianeEhrensaft offers parents, clinicians, and educators guidance on both the philosophical dilemmas and the practical, daily concerns of working with children who don’t fit a “typical” gender mold. She debunks outmoded approaches to gender nonconformity that may actually do children harm. And she offers a new framework for helping each child become his or her own unique, most gender-authentic person.Adult
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of UsBornstein, KatePart coming-of-age story, part mind-altering manifesto on gender and sexuality, coming directly to you from the life experiences of a transsexual woman.Adult
Gender Outlaws: The Next GenerationBergman, S. Bear & Bornstein, KateIn Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together with writer, raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, collects and contextualizes the work of this generation's trans and genderqueer forward thinkers — new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the pages and websites of the world's most respected mainstream news sources.Adult
He's My Daughter: A Mother's Journey to AcceptanceLangley, LyndaLynda’s account of how she adjusted to the reality that her eldest son had decided to physically become a woman is the story of a family. Tears and laughter, support and withdrawal, accompany Toni–now the eldest daughter–as she maps out her new life. And with her all the time is Lynda, her mother. Helping to select her wardrobe, guiding her in the subtleties of speech and behavior, and supporting her, especially in the early stages of her new life as a woman.Adult
Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for ParentsKrieger, IrwinIf you are the parent of a transgender teen, this book will help you understand what your child is feeling and experiencing. Irwin Krieger is a clinical social worker with many years of experience helping transgender teens. This book brings you the insights gained from his work with these teenagers and their families.Adult
The Last Time I Wore a DressScholinski, DaphneThis memoir recounts the author’s three years spent in mental institutions for, among other things, Gender Identity Disorder. Because she was a tomboy who wore jeans and T-shirts and didn’t act enough like a girl, her treatment, in addition to talk therapy, isolation, and drugs, required her to wear makeup, walk with a swing in her hips, and pretend to be obsessed with boys.Adult
Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family and ThemselvesKeig, Zander (editor) & Kellaway, Mitch (editor)Twenty-seven men who transitioned from female to male discuss their roles as male community members: fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, friends, and mentors.Adult
Mom, I Need to Be a GirlJust EvelynWritten by the mother of a transgender daughter, this work of non-fiction recounts how a teen began transitioning from male to female at 15 with the support of the author and her sons.Adult
My Husband Betty: Love, Sex, and Life with a CrossdresserBoyd, HelenAuthor Helen Boyd is a happily married woman whose husband enjoys sharing her wardrobe. Boyd gives a thoughtful account of their relationship (as well as the relationships of other crossdressers she knows) in this forthright and revelatory book.Adult
Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond GenderKrieger, NickThe next-generation Stone Butch Blues--a contemporary memoir of gender awakening and a classic tale of first love and self-discovery.Adult
Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United StatesEaklor, Vicki L.Queer America provides a decade-by-decade overview of major issues and events in GLBT history including the Harlem Renaissance, changes in military policy, the Stonewall riots, organizations and alliances, AIDS, same-sex marriage, representation in the media, and legal battles.Adult
Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across GendersAnderson-Minshall, Diane & Anderson-Minshall JacobAfter fifteen years as a lesbian couple, Jacob came out to Diane as a transgender man. Eight years later, the couple not only remains together, they still identify as queer, still work in LGBT media, and remain part of the LGBT community. The authors delve into their relationship to reveal the trials and tribulations they have faced along the way.Adult
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative SonDuron, LoriA frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of Duron and her family’s adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son.Adult
Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings AttachedWhittington, HillaryThis powerful, moving story is a mother’s first-hand account of her emotional choice to embrace her transgender child.Adult
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much MoreMock, JanetIn 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Those twenty-three hundred words were life-altering for the People.com editor, turning her into an influential and outspoken public figure and a desperately needed voice for an often voiceless community.Adult
The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public SchoolsBiegel, StuartBiegel begins with a cogent history and analysis of the dramatic legal developments concerning the rights of LGBT persons since 1968. He then turns to what K–12 schools should do-and in many cases have already done-to implement right-to-be-out policies. He examines recent legal and public policy changes that affect LGBT students and educators in the K–12 public school system. Underlying all of these issues, he shows, is an implicit tension about the right to be out, a right that is seen as fundamental within LGBT communities today and, legally, draws on both the First Amendment right to express an identity and the Fourteenth Amendment right to be treated equally. Biegel addresses the implications of asserting and protecting this right within the hotly contested terrain of America’s public schools.Adult
She's Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender HusbandBoyd, HelenAs Boyd struggles to understand the nature of marriage, passion, and love, she shares her confusion and anger, providing a fascinating observation of the ways in which relationships are gendered, and how we cope, or don’t, with the emotional and sexual pressures that gender roles can bring to our marriages and relationships.Adult
She's Not There: A Life in Two GendersBoylan, Jennifer FinneyThis bestseller is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Boylan explores the territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family.Adult
The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: A Guide to GenderKillermann, SamA book about gender with no mention of the word “hegemony,” but plenty of references to Star Wars, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek—with less of a focus on overwhelming scholarship and more of a focus on enjoyable learning. A couple hundred pages of gender exploration, social justice how-tos, practical resources, and fun graphics and comics, it offers clear, easily digested, and practical explanations of one of the most commonly misunderstood things about people.Adult
Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant YouthMallon, Gerald P. (editor)Through personal narratives and case studies, this fully updated second edition explores the childhood and adolescent experiences of transgendered persons. Addressing the differences between male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) individuals and identifying the specific challenges of transgender persons from diverse races, cultures, and religious backgrounds, this compelling book offers suggestions that will help social workers and the youths' families learn more about the reality of transgender persons' lives.Adult
Stone Butch BluesFeinberg, LesliePublished in 1993, this brave, original novel is considered to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence.Adult
Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three GendersBoylan, Jennifer FinneyA father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tearjerking, hilarious memoir, Boylan asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents.Adult
The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to MaleValerio, Max WolfMax Wolf Valerio crafts a raw, gripping, and poetic account of life before, during, and after injecting testosterone. Valerio's detailed observations about a lesbian transitioning from female to a heterosexual male highlights the physical and emotional differences between women and men, and alternately challenges and confirms readers' assumptions about gender.Adult
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist SelloutGrace, Laura JaneThe provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.Adult
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender CommunityErickson-Schroth, Laura (editor)A comprehensive guide written by, for, and about transgender and genderqueer people.Adult
Trans-Kin: A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender PeopleHubbard, Dr. Eleanor A. (editor) & Whitley, Cameron T.Transgender-Kin is a collection of stories from significant others, family members, friends and allies of transgender persons (SOFFAs.) Powerful, thought-provoking and enlightening, this collection will provide for the head and the heart of anyone who has ever loved a transgender person. TransgenderKin is also an essential read for allies of the transgender community and anyone who wishes to become one.Adult
Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex IssueTeich, Nicholas M.Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination.Adult
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and ProfessionalsBrill, Stephanie A. & Pepper, RachelThe Transgender Child is a comprehensive guidebook that, through research and interviews, provides insight on how to raise transgender and gender nonconforming children with love and compassion.Adult
Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their FamiliesLev, Arlene IstarThis comprehensive book provides you with a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families.Adult
Transgender Employment Experiences: Gendered Perceptions and the LawBender-Baird, KylaBrings together the workplace experiences of transgender people with an assessment of current policy protections, using personal interviews, legal case histories, and transgender theory.Adult
Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective AdvocacyLevi, Jennifer L. (editor)This book provides a comprehensive treatment of family law issues involving transgender persons. Various experts have written chapters that provide practical advice on providing effective representation for transgender clients. Family law practitioners representing this community often encounter challenging issues unique to transgender individuals. Some of these topics include legal recognition of post-transition name and sex, parental rights, relationship recognition and protections, divorce and relationship dissolution, custody disputes involving transgender children, legal protections for transgender youth, intimate partner violence, and estate planning and elder law. This book serves as a resource for those practicing in this emerging and constantly changing area of law.Adult
The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful TransitionBoedecker, Anne L., PhDIt is a wise and practical guide for any transgender person considering or embarking on a gender transition. It covers everything from the beginning stages of exploration and planning through the process of transformation to life after transition.Adult
Transgender HistoryStryker, SusanStryker takes a chronological approach to transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to its publication in 2008 by examining movements, writings, and events.Adult
Transgender RightsCurrah, Paisley (editor), Juang, Richard M. (editor), & Minter, Shannon Price (editor)With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement’s achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action. Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries.Adult
The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary TeensBrill, Stephanie A. & Kenney, LisaThis comprehensive guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, gender-variant or gender-fluid.Adult
Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis RodmanFeinberg, LeslieFeinberg examines historical notions of gender, how they have shifted over time, and how societies that celebrated gender creativity and variance were structured.Adult
Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal ProfessionalsWeiss, Jillian T.Explanation and how-to for HR and legal professionals on transgender policy development, training and communication strategies for the workplace.Adult
Transition and Beyond, Observations on Gender IdentityVanderburgh, ReidWritten in an easy to read style, this book addresses many issues faced by transgender individuals, their spouses/mates, and family members. It helps anyone seeking accurate information about what it means and doesn't mean to be transgender. Author Reid Vanderburgh brings a unique point of view to his writing as a licensed therapist and someone who transitioned female-to-male in the mid 1990s.Adult
Transitions of the HeartPepper, Rachel (editor)The first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child’s gender transition. Sharing stories of love, struggle, and acceptance, this collection of mother’s voices, representing a diversity of backgrounds and sexual orientations, affirms the experience of those who have raised and are currently raising transgender and gender variant children between the ages of 5–50.Adult
Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender TeenagersBeam, CrisWhen Cris Beam moved to Los Angeles, she thought she might volunteer just a few hours at a school for gay and transgender kids. Instead, she found herself drawn deeply into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered. Transparent introduces four: Christina, Dominique, Foxxjazell, and Ariel. As they accept Cris into their world, she shows it to us—a dizzying mix of familiar teenage cliques and crushes and far less familiar challenges, such as how to morph your body on a few dollars a day.Adult
Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender RealitiesHarrington, LeeAuthor Lee Harrington helps make the intimate discussions of gender available for everyone to understand.Adult
Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and AcceptanceAizumi, MarshaIn this first of its kind, illuminating new book, PFLAG mother, educator and LGBT activist Marsha Aizumi shares her compelling story of parenting a young woman who came out as a lesbian, then transitioned to male. The book chronicles Marsha’s personal journey from fear, uncertainty, and sadness to eventual unconditional love, acceptance, and support of her child who struggled to reconcile his gender identity.Adult
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of FemininitySerano, JuliaA collection of personal essays that debunk many of the myths and misconceptions that people have about transgender women, as well as the subject of gender in general.Adult
No thumbnail availableWhy Don't You Tell Them I'm a Boy? Raising a Gender-Nonconforming ChildDillon, FlorenceAdult

Other

Becoming Me, by Mia Rose Elbo

An ongoing web comic about Mia, a transgender girl in her twenties, fresh out of college and finally in hormone therapy. She is slowly exploring her new life.

Guide to Being a Trans Ally

A new publication from PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality® project to empower transgender allies.

Kids of Trans Guide from COLAGE

The first and only guide written by and for people who have trans parents. This guide is full of stories, advice, resources, and a voice to validate and relate to when your parent comes out as transgender.

Supporting and Caring for Our Gender Expansive Youth, a report from Gender Spectrum and the Human Rights Campaign

This report examines the experiences of survey respondents whose gender identities or expressions expand our conventional understanding of gender. It is designed to provide adults with a better understanding of these youth and to help adults find ways to communicate with and support all youth in their lives. The report also provides information and suggestions for those seeking to increase their comfort and competency with the evolving landscape of gender identity and expression.