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.  

Staff Pick Badge
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More By Janet Mock Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476709130
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
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.


Staff Pick Badge
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children By Kirstin Cronn-Mills Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780738732510
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
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 By Jenson J. Hillenbrand Cover Image
$14.95
This item is out of stock with our warehouse. Some recently published books may be in stock @ Room. Email to check.
ISBN: 9781483445281
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 By Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, Norman Spack, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image
$15.95
This item is out of stock with our warehouse. Some recently published books may be in stock @ Room. Email to check.
ISBN: 9781615193066
Published: The Experiment - April 5th, 2016

Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes By Christia Spears Brown Cover Image
$14.99
This item is out of stock with our warehouse. Some recently published books may be in stock @ Room. Email to check.
ISBN: 9781607745020
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 8th, 2014

Staff Pick Badge
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation By Kate Bornstein, S. Bear Bergman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781580053082
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
Published: Seal Press - 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.


Staff Pick Badge
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out By Susan Kuklin Cover Image
$22.99
This item is out of stock with our warehouse. Some recently published books may be in stock @ Room. Email to check.
ISBN: 9780763656119
Published: Candlewick - 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 By Kate Bornstein Cover Image
$52.95
ISBN: 9780415538657
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
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!


Staff Pick Badge
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son By Lori Duron, Neil Patrick Harris (Foreword by), David Burtka (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lori Duron, Neil Patrick Harris (Foreword by), David Burtka (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780770437725
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
Published: Crown - 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.


Staff Pick Badge
Trans-Kin: A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender People By Cameron T. Whitley, Eleanor a. Hubbard Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780615630670
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
All sales of this book are final--it is print on demand and may take up to 3 weeks to arrive.
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 Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals By Stephanie Brill, Rachel Pepper Cover Image
$16.95
This item is out of stock with our warehouse. Some recently published books may be in stock @ Room. Email to check.
ISBN: 9781573443180
Published: Cleis Press - June 28th, 2008

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


Staff Pick Badge
Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens By Stephanie Brill, Lisa Kenney Cover Image
$16.95
This item is out of stock with our warehouse. Some recently published books may be in stock @ Room. Email to check.
ISBN: 9781627781749
Published: Cleis Press - September 13th, 2016

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. 


Staff Pick Badge
Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws By Kate Bornstein, Sara Quin (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kate Bornstein, Sara Quin (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781583227206
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
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.