Great Books for Trans* Teens (And the People Who Love Them)

The literature for transgender teens and their parents, families, friends, educators, and more has been sparse--- Here are some great titles for trans* teens and the people who love them.  

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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476709130
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Published: Atria Books - December 2nd, 2014

Janet Mock (@janetmock on Twitter), has published a deeply relevant and important memoir about her life growing up as a transgender teen and young woman.


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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780738732510
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Published: Flux - October 8th, 2012

Winner of a Stonewall Award in 2014 for Best Children's/Young Adult literature, this is the story of Gabe, a normal teen leading a normal life, dealing with romance, school, a new radio show, and, oh yeah, getting everyone else to recognize that he's a guy. 


Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender Transition Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781483445281
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Published: Lulu Publishing Services - February 5th, 2016

The newest guide for all ages, explained in an approachable format!


The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes Cover Image
By Diane Ehrensaft, Norman Spack (Foreword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781615193066
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Published: Experiment - April 5th, 2016

Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781607745020
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 8th, 2014

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Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781580053082
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - August 31st, 2010

A smart, updated set of essays from a wide spectrum of trans* and genderqueer experiences, this is a great resource for young adults who are looking for a range of voices and stories.


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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780763656119
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 11th, 2014

This brand new collection centers the voices of trans and genderqueer teens and explores the many different paths they have taken to becoming themselves. 


My New Gender Workbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity Cover Image
$43.95
ISBN: 9780415538657
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Published: Routledge - April 17th, 2013

An indispensable (and often multiple choice) guide to exploring gender for yourself, or with others. Now with more robots and pirates!


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Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son Cover Image
By Lori Duron, Neil Patrick Harris (Foreword by), David Burtka (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780770437725
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Published: Broadway Books - September 3rd, 2013

Written from a parent's perspective, this is a great resource for adults who are looking for the best ways to support gender variant children.


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Trans-Kin: A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender People Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780615630670
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Published: Bolder Press - August 9th, 2012

With a variety of essays by parents, partners, and other family members of trans folks, this volume provides great guidance and a sense of community for those looking to understand and support the transgender people in their lives.


The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard Cover Image
By Tom L. Ger (Editor), Riley MacLeod (Editor), Tom Leger (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780983242215
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Published: Topside Press - October 25th, 2012

This collection of short fiction showcases some of the emerging talent from today's transgender writers.


The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781573443180
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Published: Cleis Press - June 1st, 2008

Top-notch, informative resource for families and professionals to introduce them to the challenges and joys of working with transgender youth. 


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Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws Cover Image
By Kate Bornstein, Sara Quin (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781583227206
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Published: Seven Stories Press - May 2nd, 2006

A quirky, accessible, and thoughtful little book that is great for anyone who is struggling with the difficulties that the world heaps upon those of us who are different.