The following are selected transgender and gender identity books worth a read:
“…(A) revolutionary resource–a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide…each chapter written by transgender and gender expansive authors.”
Aims to educate people about some frequently held but misguided beliefs on this topic.
III. Gender Failure (2014)by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote
IV. the GENDER book (2014) by Hunter Rook, Jay Mays, and Robin Mack
Page by page, The Gender Book includes easy-to-read and colorful graphics such as the one below:
Six young adults and their families are featured.
VI. Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen (2014) by Arin Andrews
Arin Andrews had gender reassignment when he was a high school junior.
VII. I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a Transgender Child (2016) by Cheryl B. Evans
From the publisher: “What is unique about this deeply personal parenting memoir is that it follows one transgender child from birth through age eighteen.”
VIII. My Daughter He: Transitioning With Our Transgender Children (2014) by Candace Waldron
started to deal openly with his identity in his teens.
IX. Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of An American Family (2015) by Amy Ellis Nutt
Wyatt is one of the identical twins adopted by Wayne and Kelly Maines. “By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever.”
X. Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached (2016) by Hillary Whittington
This book expands on the viral YouTube video of Ryland, age 5, and his parents.
XI. Raising the Transgender Child (2016) by Michele Angelo and Ali Bowman
Whittington (see above) calls this “an essential ‘how to’ guide for any parent or guardian of a gender fluid or transgender child.”
A relatively new workbook for a sometimes forgotten group in need.