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Transgender Awareness Week Booklist

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November 13, 2022

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.

Click on a title to find it in our catalog. And be sure to check out the TRANS* BOOKS CURATED BY A TRANS* LIBRARIAN at

Children's Picture Books

Call Me Max by Kyle Lukoff

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

Ana on the Edge by AJ Sass

George by Alex Gino

Gracefully Grayson by Amy Polonski

Melissa by Alex Gino

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

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Dreadnought by April Daniels

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver

Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender

May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

The Witch King by HE Edgmon

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

The First Sister by Linden A Lewis

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

Little Fish by Casey Plett

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

The Seep by Chana Porter

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

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

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi

Fairest by Meredith Talusan

Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

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

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill

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

Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews

Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

The Stonewall Reader edited by New York Public Library

Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me by Janet Mock

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