Recommended Resources
**This is by no means a comprehensive list. Please contact the author to recommend additional resources.

Books for Parents & Teachers

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie A. Brill (nonfiction)

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Families and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens by Stephanie A. Brill (nonfiction)

Raising the Transgender Child by Dr. Michelle Angello & Ali Bowman

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender Non-Conforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD & Edgardo Menvielle, MD MSHS (nonfiction)

Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached by Hillary Whittington (nonfiction)

Becoming Nicole: The Extraordinary Transformation of an Ordinary Family by Amy Ellis Nutt (nonfiction)

What We Will Become: A Mother, A Son, and A Journey of Transformation by Mimi Lemay (nonfiction)

This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel (fiction)

Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom by Caitlyn Ryan & Jill Hermann-Wilmarth (nonfiction)

Supporting Transgender & Gender Creative Youth: Schools, Families, and Communities in Action, edited by Elizabeth Meyer & Annie Mullen Sansfacon (nonfiction)

Somewhere Under the Rainbow, by Kelly Price & Jayce Price, Cate Byers [Ed] (nonfiction)

Web Sites & Organizations

Gender Spectrum (Resources for Parents & Teachers)

GLSEN (Resources for Educators & School Districts)

Welcoming Schools (Resources for Schools, including PD)

PFLAG (Resources for Parents)


The Trevor Project (Crisis Intervention for LGBTQ Youth)

Human Rights Campaign: Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children

Sunshine Behavioral Health: Mental Health & Addiction in the Trans Community (Includes Mental Health Resources & Support Hotlines)

The National Center for Transgender Equality

Trans Family Support Services

Addiction Resource: 9 Best LGBTQ+-Friendly Drug Rehabs in the U.S.

Books for Children (PreK-3)

It Feels Good to be Yourself by Theresa Thorn (nonfiction)

Calvin by JR Ford, Vanesss Ford (nonfiction)

My Sister, Daisy by Adria Karlsson

Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall

What are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns by Katherine Locke

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel (nonfiction)

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Call Me Max by Kyle Lukoff

Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton

Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope by Jodie Patterson (nonfiction)

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff

I'm Not A Girl by Maddox Lyons & Jessica Verda

Neither: A Story About Being Who You Are by Airlie Anderson

Sam! by Dani Gabriel

Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

Sparkle Boy by Leslea Newman

The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya

Books for Middle Graders (4-7)

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff (fiction)

The Every Body Book by Rachel Simon (nonfiction)

The Witch Boy trilogy by Molly Knox Ostertag (fiction)

Melissa (formerly George) by Alex Gino (fiction)

Gracefully Grayson by Amy Polonski (fiction)

Ana on the Edge by A J Sass (fiction)

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan (fictionalized account of a true story)

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke (fiction)

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonski (fiction)

Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz (fiction)

Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker (fiction)

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker (fiction)

Books for Young Adults (Gr 8+)

Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Kathryn Gonzales & Karen Rayne (nonfiction)

Trans Teen Survival Guide by Owl Fisher & Fox Fisher (nonfiction)

Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson

Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen by Jazz Jennings (nonfiction)

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (fiction)

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (fiction)

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith (fiction)

Other Media