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It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$16.19
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.


When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

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

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl's room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing.


Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$15.29
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.


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..."


Sam! Cover Image
By Dani Gabriel, Robert Liu-Trujillo (Illustrator)
$15.26
ISBN: 9780999658437
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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.


You Be You!: The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family Cover Image
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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.


They, She, He easy as ABC Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945289170
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Published: Reflection Press - March 31st, 2019

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


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 & CD Cover Image
By Harvey Fierstein, Henry Cole (Illustrator), Harvey Fierstein (Read by)
$9.99
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
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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)
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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?


Be Who You Are Cover Image
$23.09
ISBN: 9781452087252
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Published: Authorhouse - November 23rd, 2010

When Kathy Is Keith Cover Image
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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)
$16.19
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
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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.


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


They Call Me Mix/Me Llaman Maestre Cover Image
By Lourdes Rivas, Breena Nunez (Illustrator)
$19.77
ISBN: 9780692148839
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Published: Lourdes Rivas - November 28th, 2018

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.


Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? Cover Image
By Sarah Savage, Fox Fisher (Illustrator)
$15.26
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
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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
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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?


Neither Cover Image
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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)
$16.19
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
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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.


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)
$16.19
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.
 


Jacob's New Dress Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780807563731
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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.


Peanut Goes for the Gold Cover Image
By Jonathan Van Ness, Gillian Reid (Illustrator)
$17.09
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.