Books

  • product_thumbnailElliot’s New Clothes by Ash Horne
    A young boy named Elliot discovers that he likes to express himself in more feminine clothing, and experiences both rejection and eventually acceptance. » Elliot’s New Clothes
  • Becoming NicoleBecoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
    The 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, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter for The Washington Post. » Becoming Nicole at Left Bank Books
  • Being JazzBeing Jazz by Amy Ellis Nutt
    Teen activist 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.                                         » Being Jazz at Left Bank Books
  • sa8TAwAAQBAJI Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings
    From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teacher. » I Am Jazz at Left Bank Books
  • gender fairyThe Gender Fairy by Jo Hirst
    The Gender Fairy reinforces to families and their child that they are normal and not alone. This book can be used as a tool to educate young relatives, friends and the wider peer group at school.
    » The Gender Fairy
  • 616aE9C1ocLJacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman
    Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can’t wear “girl” clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don’t identify with traditional gender roles.
    » Jacob’s New Dress Left Bank Books
  • allies_angels_cover_shadowAllies and Angels A Memoir of our Families Transition by Terri and Vince Cook
    In this revealing memoir a family struggles to survive and overcome their limiting beliefs, lack of awareness, and fears as they come to understand and accept that the child they thought was their daughter is really their son. Use the TRANSPARENT2013 discount code to get free shipping and a $1 donation to TransParent!
    » Allies & Angels A Memoir of Our Families Transition
  • 41TQRldcGULGender Born, Gender Made by Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.
    Gender Born, Gender Made brings to our homes, schools and clinician’s offices a wealth of ideas and tools that will prove invaluable as we move towards a more empathic, just and inclusive society.
    » genderborngendermade Left Bank Books
  • 41ihJuGUYPLThe Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill & Rachel Pepper
    This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state.
    » thetransgenderchild Left Bank Books
  • 51hwpROAwaLMy Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
    Inspired by the author’s son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are.
    » myprincessboy Left Bank Books
  • 51QkutF3asLSecond Son by Ryan K. Sallans
    Second Son is a unique lens on life and love, intimately exploring the transition experience of Ryan Sallans—born Kimberly Ann Sallans.
    » ryansallans.com
  • 41FZUOwFMHLTransgender Explained by Joanne Herman
    Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not is perfect for parents, relatives, colleagues, friends, allies and even journalists who want to quickly get up to speed on what it means to be transgender.
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    transgenderexplained Left Bank Books
  • 519Nlr9rdvL10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
    This beautiful picture book – a modern day fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside – will delight people of all ages.
    » 10,000 Dresses at Amazon
  • 41Nuf4MX6kL._UY250_The Transsexual and the Cross  by Katie Leone
    This book sets to prove that transsexuality is not a sin and addresses the topic by covering the versus the opponents have used to claim that those who do not conform to gender normality are an abomination to the Lord.
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     The Transsexual and the Cross at Amazon
  • 41QhfTlBt7LJust Add Hormones by Matt Kailey
    The perfect primer for anyone with a transgender friend or loved one.
    » Just Add Hormones Left Bank Books
  • 9780770437725_p0_v3_s192x300Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duran, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka
    Raising My Rainbow is a poignant, heartbreaking, and at times, hysterical memoir of a families adventures in raising a gender creative child.
    » Raising My Rainbow at Left Bank Books
  • 51t86azX-dLWarrior Princess by Kristin Beck
    Warrior Princess  A former Navy SEAL, Beck was born a male (Chris), but changed genders decades  after beginning a celebrated military career. She documents her harrowing — and  surprising — tale in this new book.
    » Warrior Princess at Left Bank Books
  • 51vZmyzbU2L._SY362_BO1,204,203,200_All I Want To Be Is Me by Phyllis Rothblatt
    A beautifully illustrated children’s book reflecting the diverse ways that young
    children experience and express their gender. The book 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.
    » All I Want To Be Is Me at Left Bank Books
  • 51DQDsoqK-L._SX387_BO1,204,203,200_Be Who You Are by Jennifer Carr
    Nick was born in a boy’s body, but has always felt like a girl inside. Nick’s family supports him when he says he no longer wants to be called a boy or dress like a boy; “Always remember to be who you are Nick. Remember that we love you, and we are so proud of you.”
    » Be Who You Are Left Bank Books
  • 51JuZ4ZDJULBut, I’m Not A Boy by Katie Leone
    There are a lot of transgender books out there written from the parents perspective, written about acceptance and willingness to allow their children the opportunity to explore their gender identities, but none tackle the issue from the child’s perspective. The fear, the confusion, the shame and the loneliness that a gender dysphoric child comes true in this book about finding courage to voice that you are different and the acceptance that come from it.ick was born in a boy’s body, but has always felt like a girl inside.
    » But, I’m Not A Boy @ Left Bank Books
  • 51jFRJANL0LFar From The Tree by Andrew Solomon
    Solomon’s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition—that difference is what unites us. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or multiple severe disabilities; with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, and Solomon documents triumphs of love over prejudice in every chapter.
    » Far From The Tree @ Left Bank Books
  • george_custom-51f9efac140c781a97fa1a7aaccdfda465026238-s600-c85George Wants You To Know: She’s Really Melissa by Alex Gino
    George is 10, loves to read and has a best friend named Kelly. Everyone thinks George is a boy, but she doesn’t feel like one. George is a transgender fourth-grader. She’s the heroine of a new book intended for readers in grades 3 to 7 and published by Scholastic, one of the largest children’s publishing companies in the world. Author Alex Gino started writing George well before transgender people began appearing as well-rounded characters on TV shows or the covers of major magazines — not to mention having much opportunity to tell their own stories within mainstream media.  chapter.
    » George Wants You to Know She’s Really a Boy