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Transgender Awareness Week Booklist

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November 15, 2021

November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week! We've compiled a booklist for all ages to help share transgender stories.

Transgender Awareness Week is observed each year during the month of November and aims to raise awareness of the transgender community through education and advocacy.

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Children's Picture Books

Ho'onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

My Rainbow by Trinity Neal

Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman

When Aiden Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

George by Alex Gino

Gracefully Grayson by Amy Polonski

The Other Boy by MG Hennessey

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

Between Perfect & Real by Ray Stoeve

Birthday by Meredith Russo

Both Sides Now by Peyton Thomas

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Dreadnought by April Daniels

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Adult Fiction

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel by Julian Jarboe

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom

Finna by Nino Cipri

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Little Fish by Casey Plett

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

The Seep by Chana Porter

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Adult Nonfiction

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee

Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen by Jazz Jennings

Darling Days by iO Tillet Wright

Fairest by Meredith Talusan

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, & So Much More by Janet Mock

Sissy: A Coming-of-Age Gender Story by Jacob Tobia

Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride