Book List

TRANSGENDER-FOCUSED BOOKS

  • Aragon, A.P. (2006). Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives. Taylor and Francis, Inc.
  • Barker, SJ. (2008). A Lonely Heart: A True Transgender Story. Publisher: Allison Laura Goodman.
  • Beam, C. (2008). Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers. Harcourt Publishing Co.
  • Boenke, M. (Ed.) (2003). Trans Forming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones, 2nd Edition. VA: Oak Knoll Press.
  • Bolich, G.G. (2008). Transgender Realities. Psyche’s Press.
  • Boyd, H. (2007). She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband. PGW Books.
  • Boylan, J.F. (2003). She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders. Broadway Books.
  • Brill, S. & Pepper, R. (2008). The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. Cleis Press.
  • ChavaJier, M. (2007). Confessions of a Transsexual Porn Star. Authorhouse.
  • Costa, L. & Matzner, A. (2007). Male Bodies, Women ‘s Souls: Personal Narratives of Thailand’s Trans·gendered Youth. Taylor and Francis, Inc.
  • Currah, P., Juang, R.M., & Minter, S.P. (Eds.). (2006). Transgender Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Docter, R. F. (2008). Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen. Haworth Press, Inc.
  • Ettner, R., Monstrey, S., Eyler, A.E. (Eds.). (2007). Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery. Routledge Books.
  • Fox, K. & O’Keefe, T. (2003). Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex and Gender Diversity. Wiley, John & Sons, Inc.
  • Green, J. (2004). Becoming a Visible Man. Vanderbilt University Press.
  • Halberstam, J. (2005). In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives. New York: New York University Press.
  • Lee, V. (Ed.). (2006). Transgender A to Z. WayOut Publishing Company. (International guide to trans-friendly people, places & things.)
  • Lemus, F.L. (2007). Like Son. Akashic Books. (Novel about an FTM and his relationship with his father.)
  • Lev, A.I., LCSW. (2004). Transgender Emergence. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Clinical Practice Press.
  • Link, A.R. & Raz, H. (2008). What Becomes You. Bison Books (American Lives Series).
  • Kailey, M. (2005). Just Add Hormones: An Insider ‘s Guide to the Transsexual Experience. Beacon Press. (This book focuses on FTMs.)
  • Kanc-Demaios, J.A. & Bullough, V.L. (Eds.). (2006). Crossing Sexual Boundaries: Transgender Journeys, Uncharted Paths. Prometheus Books.
  • Kennedy, P. (2008). The First Man-Made Man. Bloomsbury USA. (about the life of Michael Dillon, an FTM who first took the steps to medically transition in the early 201h Century).
  • Makadon, H.J., Potter, J., Mayer, K.H. (Eds.). (2007). Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health. American College of Physicians.
  • Richards, R. (2007). No Way Renee: The Second Half of my Notorious Life. Simon & Schuster. (Autobiography of transwoman & tennis star Renee Richards.)
  • Morris, J. (2006). Conundrum. Random House Inc. (Autobiography of a transwoman .)
  • Rounsley, C.A. & Brown, M.L. (2003). True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals. Wiley, John & Sons, Inc.
  • Rudacille, D. (2006). The Riddle of Gender. Bantam Books.
  • Serano, J. (2007). Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. PGW Books.
  • Stryker, S. (2008). Transgender History. Avalon Publishing Group.
  • Valentine, D. (2007). Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Valerio, M.W. (2006). Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male. PGW Books.

INTERSEX-FOCUSED BOOKS

  • Aragon, A.P. (2006). Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives. Taylor and Francis, Inc.
  • Bromdal, A. (2008). Intersex. VDM Verlag Publishing.
  • Colapinto, J. (2006). As Nature Made Him: The Boy who was Raised as a Girl. HarperCollins Publishers.
  • Harper, C. (2007). Intersex. Pal grave Macmillan.
  • Hillman, T. (2008). Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word). Manic D Press.
  • Ettner, R. (1999). Gender Loving Care: A Guide to Counseling Gender-Variant Clients. New York: W.W. Norton and Co.
  • Kerry, S. (2008). Are You a Boy or a Girl? Intersex and Genders. VDM Verlag Publishing.
  • Preves, S.E. (2003). Inter sex and Identity: The Contested Self. Longleaf Services.
  • Sytsma, S.E. (Ed.). (2006). Ethics and Jntersex. Springer-Verlag NY, LLC.

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WITH TRANSGENDER CHARACTERS

  • Choir Boy by Charlie Anders
  • I am J by Chris Beam
  • Nevada by Imogen Binnie
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  • Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
  • The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block (Love In the Time of Global Warming #2)
  • Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein
  • My New Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  • Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman
  • Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
  • Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
  • One in Every Crowd by Ivan Coyote
  • Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis
  • f2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy
  • Being Emily by Rachel Gold
  • Just Girls by Rachel Gold
  • When We Wake by Karen Healey
  • While We Run by Karen Healey
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
  • Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin
  • f2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities edited by David Levithan and Billy Merrell
  • Kicked Out edited by Sassafras Lowrey
  • Roving Pack by Sassafras Lowrey
  • Maxine Wore Black by Nora Olsen
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters
  • Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce
  • Gracefully Grayson by Amy Polonsky
  • Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology edited by Amy Sonnie
  • First Spring Grass Fire by Rae Spoon
  • Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

TRANSGENDER AND GNC-FOCUSED CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

  • I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings and Shelagh McNicholas
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
  • My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and Suzanne DeSimone
  • Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship by Jess Walton and Dougal MacPherson
  • Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman and Chris Case
  • Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino and Isabelle Malenfant
  • Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids and Rachael Balsaitis
  • 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert and Rex Ray
  • Roland Humphrey is Wearing a WHAT? by Eileen Kiernan-Johnson and Katrina Revenaugh
  • Stacey’s Not a Girl by Dr. Colt Keo-Meier
  • One of a Kind Like Me / Único Como Yo written by  Laurin Mayeno and Spanish translation by Teresa Mlawer