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It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.


Being You: A First Conversation About Gender (First Conversations) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593382646
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - August 17th, 2021

Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.


What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns Cover Image
By Katherine Locke, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316542067
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

Follow Ari through their neighborhood as they try to find their words in this sweet, accessible introduction to gender-inclusive pronouns that is perfect for readers of all ages.  Whenever Ari's Uncle Lior comes to visit, they ask Ari one question: "What are your words?" Some days Ari uses she/her. Other days Ari uses he/him.


Calvin Cover Image
By JR Ford, Vanessa Ford, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593108673
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

In this joyful and impactful picture book, a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time.


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The Pronoun Book: She, He, They, and Me! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781787759572
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - December 3rd, 2021

Welcome to The Pronoun Book Join Ellie and Casey as they introduce you to the wonderful world of pronouns. Learn about what pronouns are, how they relate to us, and why it's so important to get them right


My Sister, Daisy Cover Image
By Linus Curci (Illustrator), Adria Karlsson
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684463848
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Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2021

Daisy's older brother is thrilled when he gets a new sibling. They are best buddies who do everything together. But in kindergarten, things change. His sibling tells him she is a girl and wants to be called Daisy. Daisy's brother must adjust to the change--including what it means for him and their relationship.


Téo's Tutu Cover Image
By Maryann Jacob Macias, Alea Marley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815521
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Published: Dial Books - November 2nd, 2021

This story of a boy's first ballet recital celebrates gender-creativity, the joy of dance, and being yourself


Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns (Jamie Is Jamie) Cover Image
By Afsaneh Moradian, Maria Bogade (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631985430
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - October 2nd, 2020

Jamie teaches respectful use of personal pronouns in this lighthearted, multigenerational story.

Jamie is excited to spend the day walking around the neighborhood with great-grandma Bubbie. They meet so many friends and neighbors throughout the dayalong the way . . . but Jamie has to correct Bubbie when she incorrectly assumes Ms.


My Rainbow Cover Image
By DeShanna Neal, Trinity Neal, Art Twink (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814609
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Published: Kokila - October 20th, 2020

A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal.


When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

2020 Stonewall Book Award
White Raven 2020 Selection

This sweet #ownvoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy's life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother.

Winner of the 2020 Stonewall Book Award


Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
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.


Julián at the Wedding Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536212389
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Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

The star of Julián Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return—and finds a new friend—at a wedding to be remembered.


The Gender Wheel: a story about bodies and gender for every body Cover Image
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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..."


They, She, He easy as ABC Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945289187
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Published: Reflection Press - January 31st, 2020

Inclusive pronouns are learned alongside the alphabet in this joyously illustrated take on the classic ABC book.


Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593123638
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Jodie Patterson, activist and Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, shares her transgender son's experience in this important picture book about identity and acceptance.

Penelope knows that he's a boy. (And a ninja.) The problem is getting everyone else to realize it.


I'm Not a Girl: A Transgender Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374310684
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 4th, 2020

Based on a true transgender identity journey, the picture book I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story from writers Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi about a boy who is determined to be himself, illustrated by Dana Simpson.

Nobody seems to understand that Hannah is not a girl.


Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way Cover Image
By Afsaneh Moradian, Maria Bogade (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781631981395
Published: Free Spirit Publishing - May 1st, 2018

When free-spirited Jamie arrives at a new preschool, all the children learn that gender expression doesn't determine which toys to play with.

There are so many fun things to play with at Jamie’s new preschool—baby dolls to care for, toy cars to drive—and Jamie wants to play with them all!


Benny's True Colors Cover Image
By Norene Paulson, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250207715
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Published: Imprint - November 17th, 2020

Discover the joy of being your true self in this uplifting and empowering picture book about Benny, who looks like a bat but knows that he really is a butterfly.


Sam! Cover Image
By Dani Gabriel, Robert Liu-Trujillo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780999658437
Published: Penny Candy Books - September 10th, 2019

Sam loves riding his bike and learning about the American Revolution. He is full of laughter and joy. There’s just one problem: Sam’s family knows him as a girl named Isabel.

Sam feels a sense of relief when he finally confides in his annoying but caring sister Maggie, and then his parents, even though it takes them a while to feel comfortable with it.


My Maddy Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830440
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Published: Magination Press - May 25th, 2020

ALA's 2021 Rainbow Book List Top Ten Title for Young Readers

Most mommies are girls. Most daddies are boys. But lots of parents are neither a boy nor a girl. Like my Maddy.

My Maddy has hazel eyes which are not brown or green. And my Maddy likes sporks because they are not quite a spoon or a fork.


You Be You!: The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781787750104
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - July 18th, 2019

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner

This is an illustrated children's book for ages 7-11 that makes gender identity, sexual orientation and family diversity easy to explain to children.


My Princess Boy Cover Image
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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.


Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress Cover Image
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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 and CD Cover Image
By Harvey Fierstein, Henry Cole (Illustrator), Harvey Fierstein (Read by)
$10.99
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
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ISBN: 9780803741072
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


The Boy & the Bindi Cover Image
By Vivek Shraya, Rajni Perera (Illustrator)
$17.95
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.


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

In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. And Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can't decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?


Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship Cover Image
By Jessica Walton, Dougal MacPherson (Illustrator)
$17.99
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.


When Kayla Was Kyle Cover Image
By Amy Fabrikant, Jennifer Levine (Illustrator)
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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?


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

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

One of a Kind, Like Me / Único Como Yo Cover Image
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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.


10,000 Dresses Cover Image
By Marcus Ewert, Rex Ray (Illustrator)
$16.95
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.


Jack (Not Jackie) Cover Image
By Erica Silverman, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
$17.99
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!


They Call Me Mix/Me Llaman Maestre Cover Image
By Lourdes Rivas, Breena Nuñez (Illustrator)
$21.97
ISBN: 9780692148839
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Published: Lourdes Rivas - November 28th, 2018

The Name I Call Myself Cover Image
By Hasan Namir (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Cathryn John (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551528090
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 13th, 2020

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn't like to be called by their birth name Edward: "When I think of the name Edward, I imagine old kings who snore a lot." Throughout this beautiful and engaging picture book, we watch Ari grow up before our very eyes as they navigate the ins and outs of their gender identity; we see how, as a child, they prefer dolls and princess movies, and want to grow out their


I Am Fred: The Girl Who Wanted to Be a Boy (Rainbow Street) Cover Image
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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)
$17.99
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.
 


What Riley Wore Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Linda Davick (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481472609
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Published: Beach Lane Books - August 27th, 2019

Gender-creative Riley knows just what to wear for every occasion during a busy week with family and friends in this sweet and timely picture book from Elana K. Arnold and Linda Davick.

Riley wears whatever clothes feel right each day. On Monday, Riley feels shy and wears a bunny costume to school. On Tuesday, a scary trip to the dentist calls for a super hero cape.


Peanut Goes for the Gold Cover Image
By Jonathan Van Ness, Gillian Reid (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062941008
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Published: HarperCollins - March 31st, 2020

Jonathan Van Ness, the star of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, brings his signature humor and positivity to his empowering first picture book, inspiring readers of all ages to love being exactly who they are.


Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? Cover Image
By Sarah Savage, Fox Fisher (Illustrator)
$18.95
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ISBN: 9781785922671
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


The Boy Who Cried Fabulous Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781582462240
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.


Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender Transition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781483445281
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)
$24.92
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.


Neither Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316547697
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.


Phoenix Goes to School: A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781785928215
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."


Jacob's New Dress Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807563731
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.