Books & Film

General Resource Books for Parents and Families:

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals, 2008. Brill, Stephanie and Pepper, Rachel. Cleis Press

Transgender 101, A Simple Guide To A Complex Issue, Teich, Nicholas, 2012. Columbia University Press.

Gender Born, Gender Made, Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children, Ehrensaft, Diane, 2011. The Experiment, LLC.

The Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook: A Guide To Gender, Killermann, Sam, 2013. Impetus Books.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Erickson-Schroth, 2014. Oxford University Press.

Trans-Kin: A Guide for Gamily and Friends of Transgender People, Hubbard & Whitley, 2012. Bolder Press.


Young Readers:

A Girl Like Any Other, Sophie-Genevieve Labelle, 2013.

I am Jazz, Herthel, Jessica and Jennings, Jazz, 2014. Penguin Young Readers Group. 

Red, A Crayon’s Story, Hall, Michael, 2015. Harper Collins Publishers.

10,000 Dresses, Ewert, Marcus, 2008. Seven Stories Press.

Be Who You Are, Carr, Jennifer, 2010. Authorhouse Publishing. 

My Princess Boy, Kilodavis, Cheryl, 2010. KD Talent LLC.

Jacob’s New Dress, Hoffman, Sarah and Ian, 2014. Albert Whitman and Co.

The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy, Bergan, Bear, 2012. Flamingo Rampant.


Teen Fiction:

Being Emily, Gold, Rachel, 2012. Bella Books.

Just Girls, Gold, Rachel, 2014. Bella Books.

Luna, Julie Anne Peters, 2006. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Parrotfish, Ellen Wittlinger, 2007. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.



Transitions of the Heart, Pepper, Rachel, 2012. Cleis Press.

TransForming Families, Boenke, Mary, 1999.


Adult Memoirs:

Becoming Nicole, The Transformation of an American Family, Nutt, Amy Ellis, 2015. Random House.

She’s Not There, Boylan, Jennifer Finney, 2003, 2013. Crown Publishing.

Redefining Realness, Mock, Janet, 2014. Atria Books. 

Becoming a Visible Man, Green, Jamison, 2004. Vanderbilt University Press.

Transition: Becoming Who I Was Always Meant to Be, Bono, Chaz and Fitzpatrick, Billie, 2012. Penguin Group Inc.

Getting To Ellen, Krug, Ellen, 2013. Stepladder Press.


Books By Parents:

Allies & Angels, Cook, Terri and Vince, 2013. Hallowed Birch Publishing.

Raising My Rainbow, Duron, Lori, 2013. Broadway Books.

Two Spirits, One Heart, Aizumi, Marsha and Aiden, 2012. Peony Press.



Straightlaced: How Gender Has Us All Tied Up, a film by Debra Chasnoff, Women’s Educational Media, Grades 9-12.