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The Gender Wheel: a story about bodies and gender for every body Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945289125
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Published: Reflection Press - September 10th, 2018

"This is our world.
Like many things in nature it's round and holds everyone at the same time.
This is the Gender Wheel.
Like our world it's round and holds everyone at the same time too..."

My Princess Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442429888
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Published: Aladdin - December 21st, 2010

A heartwarming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family.

Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees.

Jacob's New Dress Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807563731
Availability: Backordered
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2014

Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.

Oliver Button Is a Sissy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156681407
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Published: Voyager Paperbacks - May 30th, 1979

A little boy must come to terms with being teased and ostracized because he'd rather read books, paint pictures, and tap-dance than participate in sports. "There is a good balance between the simple text . . . and the expressive pictures . . . an attractive little book."--School Library Journal

Pinky and Rex and the Bully (Pinky & Rex) Cover Image
By James Howe, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689808340
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Published: Simon Spotlight - April 1st, 1996

Pinky's favorite color is pink, and his best friend, Rex, is a girl. Kevin, the third-grade bully, says that makes Pinky a sissy. Deep down, Pinky thinks Kevin is wrong, but he's still worried. Does Pinky have to give up his favorite things, and worse, does he have to give up his best friend?

Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book (Reach and Teach) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604860764
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Published: PM Press - September 1st, 2009

Truly fun for all ages, this unique coloring book subversively and playfully examines the female gender stereotypes that pervade daily life. A diverse group of pictures reinforce positive gender roles throughout the book and show that girls are thinkers, creators, fighters, and healers.

Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon Coloring Book (Reach and Teach) Cover Image
By Jacinta Bunnell, Nat Kusinitz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781604863291
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Published: PM Press - November 15th, 2010

Re-creating nursery rhymes and fairy tales, this radical activity book takes anecdotes from the lives of real kids and mixes them with classic tales to create true-to-life characters, situations, and resolutions.

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress Cover Image
ISBN: 9781554983476
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Published: Groundwood Books - May 13th, 2014

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom's dress-up center. The children in Morris's class don't understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn't welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don't wear dresses.

The Sissy Duckling: Book & CD Cover Image
By Harvey Fierstein, Henry Cole (Illustrator), Harvey Fierstein (Read by)
ISBN: 9781442498174
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Published: Little Simon - January 21st, 2014

From Tony Award–winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, a funny and touching story of a duckling who embraces his identity.

Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy.

I Am Jazz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803741072
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Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere

When Kayla Was Kyle Cover Image
By Amy Fabrikant, Jennifer Levine (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781612861548
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Published: Avid Readers Publishing Group - April 9th, 2013

Kyle doesn't understand why the other kids at school call him names. He looks like other boys, but doesn't feel like them. Can Kyle find the words to share his feelings about his gender - and can his parents help him to transition into the girl he was born to be?

Be Who You Are Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452087252
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Published: Authorhouse - November 23rd, 2010

When Kathy Is Keith Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465371416
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Published: Xlibris - October 10th, 2011

Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship Cover Image
By Jessica Walton, Dougal MacPherson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781681192109
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 31st, 2016

Introducing Teddy introduces the youngest readers to understanding gender identity and transition in an accessible and heart-warming story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.

One of a Kind, Like Me / Único Como Yo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780985351410
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Published: Blood Orange Press - September 15th, 2016

Tomorrow is the school parade, and Danny knows exactly what he will be: a princess. Mommy supports him 100%, and they race to the thrift store to find his costume. It's almost closing time - will Danny find the costume of his dreams in time? One of A Kind, Like Me / nico como yo is a sweet story about unconditional love and the beauty of individuality.

The Boy & the Bindi Cover Image
By Vivek Shraya, Rajni Perera (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781551526683
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 11th, 2016

In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own.

10,000 Dresses Cover Image
By Marcus Ewert, Rex Ray (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781583228500
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Published: Triangle Square - November 4th, 2008

Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey.

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781582462240
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Published: Tricycle Press - August 1st, 2007

The only thing Roger likes better than exploring the world around him is describing it. And Roger describes most things as fabulous! But his parents have a different view. They want Roger to see things the way they do, so they ban "fabulous" from his vocabulary.

Gender Now Coloring Book: A Learning Adventure for Children and Adults Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780984379910
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Published: Reflection Press - September 1st, 2010

The kids of the gender team are ready to show you the way, are you ready to color, learn, and play? Inside you'll find stories, pictures, games and more to encourage and remind you that you are free to be Gender is something relevant to all of us because we all express gender. You may or may not be transgender. You may or may not know a transgender child. The truth is that doesn't matter.

Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? Cover Image
By Sarah Savage, Fox Fisher (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781785922671
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - May 18th, 2017

'A lovely, sensitive, much-needed book that helps all children ask the big questions about identity and gender.' - Juno Dawson, author of This Book is Gay

Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender Transition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781483445281
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Published: Lulu Publishing Services - February 5th, 2016

Stories about transgender transformation are increasingly in the news. Children find themselves dealing with a subject they probably don't know too much about. It can be difficult to find a source that provides the answers they need in a way they can understand.

Transphobia: Deal with It and Be a Gender Transcender (Lorimer Deal with It) Cover Image
By J. Wallace Skelton, Nick Johnson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781459407664
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Published: Lorimer Children & Teens - February 1st, 2017

Who do you think you are? Part of identity is how people experience their gender. Transphobia is intolerance of any part of the range of gender identity.

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551527093
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - November 7th, 2017

Arsenal's second foray into children's picture books following Vivek Shraya's The Boy & the Bindi.

Neither Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316547697
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 13th, 2018

In this colorful and touching story that celebrates what makes each of us unique, a little creature that's not quite a bird and not quite a bunny--it's "neither"--searches for a place to fit in.

Jack (Not Jackie) Cover Image
By Erica Silverman, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499807318
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Published: little bee books - October 9th, 2018

In this heartwarming picture book, a big sister realizes that her little sister, Jackie, doesn't like dresses or fairies-she likes ties and bugs! Will she and her family be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as "Jack"?

Susan thinks her little sister Jackie has the best giggle!

Phoenix Goes to School: A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9781785928215
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - July 19th, 2018

My Mommy tells me I'm perfect and to be brave.

"You know who you are," she says,

"Just be yourself and always listen to your heart."

Piggy Bunny Cover Image
By Rachel Vail, Jeremy Tankard (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312649883
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 14th, 2012

A sweet story about a pig who knows he's really a bunny

Most piglets want to be pigs when they grow up. Not Liam. He wants to be a bunny. Even if it takes a lot of practice to learn how to hop...and to eat salad. Even if no one believes that a piggy can be a bunny. With a lot of determination, and a little help from his grandma, Liam is determined to make his dream come true.

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

I Am Fred: The Girl Who Wanted to Be a Boy (Rainbow Street) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781909320680
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Published: Your Stories Matter - December 11th, 2017

Felicity is not happy. She feels much more like a boy than a girl. But what will happen when she tells people she wants to be Fred?

Pink Is for Boys Cover Image
By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780762462476
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Published: Running Press Kids - June 5th, 2018

An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.