The Gender Quest Workbook by Rylan Testa, Deborah Coolhart, Jayme Peta, Ryan Sallans & Arlene Lev
This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers. If you are a transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others. The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies—such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression. » The Gender Quest Workbook
Elliot’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 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 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
I 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
The 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
Jacob’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.
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Allies 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!
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Gender 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.
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The 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.
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My 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.
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Second 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.
Transgender 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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10,000 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
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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Raising 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
Warrior 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.
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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
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.”
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But, 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
Far 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 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.
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