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Trans Voices And Stories: An All Ages Booklist

This all-ages list features a selection of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming related books for all ages from the PDL collection, which was presented in conjunction with the traveling art exhibit Authentic Selves. To read summaries and to place holds, click the link.


Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi / Adult Fiction EMEZI                                                       
Several People Are Typing by Calvin Kasulke / Adult Fiction KASULKE                                        
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters / Adult Fictiondet PETERS                                                     
Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenburg / Adult Fiction ROSENBERG                   
Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki / Adult Science Fiction AOKI                                                   
The Boy With a Bird in His Chest by Emme Lund / Adult Science Fiction LUND
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan / Adult Science Fiction PARKER-CHAN
For the Love of April French by Penny Aimes / Adult Paperback Romance AIMES  
Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender by Dr. Kit Heyam  / Adult Nonfiction 306.768 H
Born Both: An Intersex Life by Hida Viloria / Adult Nonfiction 306.768 V
The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood by Krys Malcolm Belc / Adult Nonfiction 306.8743 B
Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith /  Adult Nonfiction 811.6 S
A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia by Sandra Allen / Adult Nonfiction BIO ALLEN     

young adult

The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean / Teen Fiction BEAN 
Transmogrify! : 14 Fantastical Tales of Trans Magic edited by Haron G. Davis / Teen Fiction DAVIS
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi / Teen Fiction EMEZI
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons / Teen Fiction FITZSIMONS
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin / Teen Fiction GARVIN
The Wicked Bargain by Cole Gabe Novoa / Teen Fiction NOVOA
Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp / Teen Fiction NIJKAMP
Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve / Teen Fiction SCHRIEVE
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas / Teen Fiction THOMAS
Always the Almost by Edward Underhill / Teen Fiction UNDERHILL
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson / Teen Fiction WILLIAMSON
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon / Teen Nonfiction 305.3 V
Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression by Iris Gottlieb / Teen Nonfiction 306.76 G 
A Quick & Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni / Teen Graphic Novels QUI


Middle Grade

Obie is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar / Youth Fiction BAILAR 
Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker / Youth Fiction BUNKER
Moonflower by Kacen Callender / Youth Fiction CALLENDER
Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman / Youth Fiction FORMAN
Melissa by Alex Gino / Youth Fiction GINO
Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee / Youth Fiction Lee
Too Bright To See by Kyle Lukoff / Youth Fiction LUKOFF
Rabbit Chase by Elizabeth LaPensée / Youth Graphic Novels LAP
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh / Youth Graphic Novels LEY
Grace Needs Space! By Benjamin A. Wilgus / Youth Graphic Novels WIL
It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity / Youth Nonfiction 306.76 T

Picture Books

My Rainbow by Deshanna Neal / Youth Picture Books DES
I Am Jazz! By Jessica Herthel / Youth Picture Books HER
I’m A Girl! By Yasmeen Ismail / Youth Picture Books ISM
My Princess Boy: A Mom’s Story About a Young Boy Who Loves to Dress Up by Cheryl Kilodavis / Youth Picture Books KIL
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love / Youth Picture Books LOV
When Aiden Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff / Youth Picture Books LUK
Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman / Youth Picture Books NEW
Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship / Youth Picture Books WAL