TYEF's BOOK LIST:         all levels

(For Featured Books, with descriptions, refer to Parents, Educators, Providers, and Youth links on this page.)

Young Children’s Titles: 

·        10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray, 2008.

·         A Peacock Among Pigeons, Tyler Curry, 2015.

·        About Chris, Nina Benedetto, 2015.

·        All I Want to Be is Me, Phyllis Rothblatt, 2011.

·        Backwards Day, Bear Bergman & Joan Holub, 2000.

·        But, I’m Not a Boy, Katie Leone & Alison Pfeifer, 2015.

·        Call Me Tree Llamame Arbol, Maya Christina Gonzalez, 2014.

·        Happy in Our Skin, Fran Manishki, 2015.

·        I am Jazz, Jessica Herthal & Jazz Jennings, 2014.

·        Introducing Teddy, Jessica Walton, 2016.

·        It’s Okay to be Different, Todd Parr, 2009.

·        Is It a Boy, Girl, or Both?, Megan Rohrer, 2016.

·        Jacob’s New Dress, Sarah & Ian Hoffman, 2015.

·        Michael and Me, Margaret Baker-Street, 2014.

·        Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, Christine Baldacchino, 2014.

·        My Princess Boy, Cheryl Kilodavis & Suzanne DeSimone, 2011.

·        Not Every Princess, Jeffrey Bone, 2013.

·        Perfect Square, Michael Hall, 2011.

·        Red:  A Crayon’s Story, Michael Hall, 2015.

·        The Boy in the Dress, David Walliams, 2008.

·        The Family Book, Todd Parr, 2006.

·        This Day in June, Gayle E. Pitman, 2014.

·        When Kathy is Keith, Wallace Wong, Xlibris, 2013.

·        When Kayla was Kyle, Amy Fabrikant & Jennifer Levine, 2013.

·        Wild, Emily Hughes, 2013.

Older Children and Teen Titles

·        Becoming a Visible Man, Jamison Green, 2004.

·        Being Emily, Rachel Gold, 2012.

·        Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen, Jazz Jennings, 2016.

·        Beyond Magenta:  Transgender Teens Speak Out, Susan Kuklin, 2015.

·        Coming Out: Telling Family and Friends, Jaime Seba, 2010.

·        Freakboy, Kristin E. Clark, 2016.           

·        George, Alex Gino, 2015.

·        Gracefully Grayson, Ami Polonsky, 2016.

·        It’s Not My Favorite, Rue, 2014.

·        Jazz Mergirl: The True Story of Jazz Jennings: A Transgender Girl Born in a Boy’s Body, Bruce Edlen, 2015.

·        Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience, Matt Kailey, 2006.

·        Lily and Dunkin, Donna Gephart, 2016.

·     Parrotfish, Ellen Wittlinger, 2007.

·        Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition, Katie Rain Hill, 2015.

·        Riding Freedom, Pam Munoz Ryan, 1999.

·        Run, Clarissa, Run, Rachel Eliason, 2012.

·        She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, Jennifer Finney Boylan, 2013 (reprint edition).

·        Some Assembly Required:  The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen, Arin Andrews, 2015.

·        I Am J, Cris Beam, 2012.

·        The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Tom Leger, 2012.

·        The Complications of T, Bey Deckard, 2015.

·        The Danish Girl, David Ebershoff, 2000.

·        The Gender Quest Workbook:  A Guide for Teens and Young Adults  Exploring Gender Identity, Rylan Tests & Deborah Coolhart, 2015.

·        The Other Boy, M.G. Hennessey & Sfe R. Monster, 2016.

·        Transgender Voice Workbook:  A Voice Course for MTF Transpeople, Hannah Lane, 2016.

·        When Women Were Warriors:  The Warrior’s Path, Catherine Wilson, 2008.

Teacher, Parent, and Other Supportive Adult Titles:  

·        50 Ways of Saying Fabulous, Graeme Aitken, 2015 (20th anniversary edition)

·        BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some, Chris Edwards, 2016.

·        Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, Amy Ellis Nutt, 2016.

·        Circle of Change (ebook), Laney Cairo, 2016.

·        Helping Your Transgender Child, Irwin Krieger, 2011.

·     Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth, Irwin Krieger, 2017.

·     Helping Your Transgender Teen, Irwin Krieger, 2018.

·        Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy, Gender-Nonconforming Children, Diane Ehrensaft, 2011.

·        Gender Dysphoria: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Dealing with Gender Identity Disorder. Eleanor Nye, 2015.

·        Gender Outlaws:  The Next Generation, Katie Bornstein, 2010.

·        My Child is Transgender: 10 Tips for Parents of Adult Trans Children, Matt Kailey, 2012.

·        My Daughter He: Transitioning with our Transgender Children, Candace Waldron, 2014.

·        Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Randi Ettner, Stan Monstrey, & Eli Coleman, 2016.

·        Rainbow Family Collection:  Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content, Jamie Campbell Naidoo, 2012.

·        Raising Ryland. Hillary Whittington, 2016.

·        Safe Spaces: Making Schools and Communities Welcoming to LGBT Youth, Annemarie Vaccaro, Gerri August, & Megan S. Kennedy, 2011.

·        Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love, and Life, Ryan K. Sallans, 2012.

·        The Gender Creative Child, Diane Ehrensaft 2016.

·        The Lives of Transgender People, Genny Beemyn & Susan Rankin, 2011.

·        The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. Stephanie Brill & Rachel Pepper, 2008.

·        The Transgender Teen, Stephanie A. Brill & Lisa Kenney, 2016.

·        Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities. Jackson Wright Shultz, 2015.

·        Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy, Jennifer L. Levi (Editor), 2012.

·        Transgender Transition: Quick Start Guidebook, Sky Logan, 2016.

·        Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle, and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children, Rachel Pepper, Ed., 2012

·        Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents: An Interdisciplinary Discussion, Jack Drescher & William Byne, 2014.


TYEF book list created by Susan Brand and Susan Maasch, courtesy of TYEF. If using this entire list, please include the information above for citation, and the year of its publication, 2016.