Charis Books and More Logo

Gender Identity/Transgender

Books about gender and transgender rights, butch/femme, history, and activism.

The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626259461
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Harbinger Publications - February 2nd, 2018

How can you build unshakable confidence and resilience in a world still filled with ignorance, inequality, and discrimination? The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook will teach you how to challenge internalized negative messages, handle stress, build a community of support, and embrace your true self.

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476709130
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - December 2nd, 2014

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community (Io Series #66) Cover Image
By Noach Dzmura (Editor)
ISBN: 9781556438134
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: North Atlantic Books - June 1st, 2010

***WINNER, 2011 Lambda Literary Award - Transgender Non-Fiction

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580053082
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press - August 31st, 2010

In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein's groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being.

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780299287344
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - October 8th, 2013

National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Memoir

Professor Jay Ladin made headlines around the world when, after years of teaching literature at Yeshiva University, he returned to the Orthodox Jewish campus as a woman—Joy Ladin.

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue Cover Image
ISBN: 9780231157131
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Columbia University Press - March 13th, 2012

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes.

Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807079416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - June 30th, 1997

With a New Afterword

Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807079515
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - October 10th, 1999

Those who have heard Leslie Feinberg speak in person know how powerful and inspiring s/he can be. In Trans Liberation, Feinberg has gathered a collection of hir speeches on trans liberation and its essential connection to the liberation of all people.

Explore an ecological strength-based framework for the treatment of gender-variant clients

Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465077144
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - November 30th, 2000

Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention?

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (Sexual Cultures) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814735855
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New York University Press - January 1st, 2005

In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space.

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws Cover Image
By Kate Bornstein, Sara Quin (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781583227206
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seven Stories Press - May 2nd, 2006

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it.

Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573443180
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cleis Press - June 28th, 2008

This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college.

Becoming a Visible Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780826514578
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vanderbilt University Press - June 4th, 2004

Best Book in Transgender Studies, 2005
Winner, Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies (CLAGS), NY
2005 Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today's Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580056892
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press - November 7th, 2017

A timely second edition of the classic text on transgender history, with a new introduction and updated material throughout

Female Masculinity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822322436
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Duke University Press - October 26th, 1998

Masculinity without men. In Female Masculinity Judith Halberstam takes aim at the protected status of male masculinity and shows that female masculinity has offered a distinct alternative to it for well over two hundred years.

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580051842
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press - November 27th, 2006

An anthology exploring the act of passing-as the "right" gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, body type, ethnicity, and beyond

Butch Is a Noun Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551523699
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - August 31st, 2010

"Butch is a Noun is a book that a) should be required reading in any gender studies curriculum; b) femmes should read whenever they're feeling unloved, lonely, or misunderstood; c) butches should read; d) all of the above. The answer, of course, is d. Thank you, dear Bear."--Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551522647
Availability: Special Order
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 1st, 2009

Lambda Literary Award finalist

That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781593761950
Availability: Special Order
Published: Soft Skull Press - May 1st, 2008

As the growing gay mainstream prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else, it drains queer identity of any meaning, relevance, or cultural value. What's more, queers remain under attack: Gay youth shelters can be vetoed because they might reduce property values. Trannies are out because they might offend straights.

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme Cover Image
By Ivan Coyote (Editor), Zena Sharman (Editor)
ISBN: 9781551523972
Availability: Backordered
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 3rd, 2011

Lambda Literary Award finalist

American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

Gender Failure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551525365
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 8th, 2014

"Being a girl was something that never really happened for me."--Rae Spoon

The Bible and the Transgender Experience: How Scripture Supports Gender Variance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780829820423
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pilgrim Press - November 1st, 2016

The Bible and the Transgender Experience explores: Whether or not God creates only two genders What Jesus had to say about gender variance Various understandings of "the cross-dressing passage" Gender variant groups and individuals in scripture The movement, within scripture itself, from the exclusion of gender variant people to their inclusion within the people of God

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality Cover Image
By Sarah McBride, Joe Biden (Foreword by)
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781524761479
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Crown Archetype - March 6th, 2018

"A brave, powerful memoir." PEOPLE

A captivating memoir that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580056229
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press - March 8th, 2016

Decolonizing Trans/Gender 101 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780993793516
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Biyuti Publishing - June 1st, 2014

tired of reading yet another trans/gender 101 entirely centered around white people and their normative narratives? tired of feeling like you must be _this_ tall to be trans enough to belong in the community ? tired of feeling like the white trans community is erasing your experiences? having gender feels but not understanding how they fit into the current white hegemonic discourse on gender?

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620104996
Availability: Backordered
Published: Limerence Press - June 12th, 2018

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns.

"A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." –– School Library Journal (starred review)

The Trans Partner Handbook: A Guide for When Your Partner Transitions Cover Image
ISBN: 9781785922275
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - August 21st, 2017

Individuals who transition from one gender to another are often in some degree of a relationship, and over 55% of these relationships endure through the transition process.

You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery Cover Image
By Dara Hoffman-Fox, Zinnia Jones (Foreword by), Sam Dylan Finch (Foreword by), Zander Keig (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781510723054
Availability: Backordered
Published: Skyhorse - September 26th, 2017

Are you wrestling with questions surrounding your gender that just don’t seem to go away?