Books: LGBTQ

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Parenting Preschool and Early Elementary School Age Children

NEITHER

In the Land of This and That, there are only two kinds: blue bunnies and yellow birds. But one day a funny green egg hatches, and a little creature that’s not quite a bird and not quite a bunny pops out. It’s neither! Neither tries hard to fit in, but…read more

PINK IS FOR BOYS

Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rain...read more

JULIAN IS A MERMAID

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the mag…read more

RED: A CRAYON’S STORY

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as “red” suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It’s an Orange Aardvark! Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon’s Story, by Michael Hall, is about being tr…read more

I AM JAZZ

From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Ja…read more

JAMIE IS JAMIE: A BOOK ABOUT BEING YOURSELF AND PLAYING YOUR WAY

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! But the other children are confused . . . is Jamie a boy or a girl? Some toys are just for girls and others are jus...read more

JACOB’S NEW DRESS

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 wh…read more

THEY SHE HE ME: FREE TO BE!

Pronouns serve as a familiar starting point for kids and grown-ups to expand ideas about gender and celebrate personal expression with fun imagery that provides a place to meet and play. Award winning children’s book author and artist Maya Gonzalez is join…read more

INTRODUCING TEDDY: A GENTLE STORY ABOUT GENDER AND FRIENDSHIP

Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together. Whether it’s riding a bike, playing in the tree house, having a tea party, or all of the above, every day holds something fun to do. One sunny day, Errol finds that Thomas is sad, even when th…read more

IT’S OK TO BE DIFFERENT

Told with Todd Parr’s signature wit and wisdom, It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format. The book features the bold, bright colors and silly sce…read more

MORRIS MICKLEWHITE AND THE TANGERINE DRESS

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 so…read more

BE WHO YOU ARE

Who better than Todd Parr to remind kids that their unique traits are what make them so special? With his signature silly and accessible style, Parr encourages readers to embrace all their unique qual…read more

BIG BOB, LITTLE BOB

Despite the fact that they share a name, Big Bob and Little Bob are different. Big Bob likes trucks and throwing balls and being loud. Little Bob likes dolls and jingling bracelets and being quiet. No matter what they do, they do not do it the same. Could they possibly be frien…read more

Parenting Older Elementary School Age and Preteens

THE OTHER BOY

Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is just a regular boy. He loves pitching for his baseball team, working on his graphic novel, and hanging out with his best friend, Josh. But Shane is keeping something private, something th…read more

GEORGE
THE PANTS PROJECT

Liv knows he was always meant to be a boy, but with his new school’s terrible dress code, he can’t even wear pants. Only skirts. Operation: Pants Project begins! The only way for Liv to get what he wants is to go aft…read more

WHO ARE YOU?: THE KID’S GUIDE TO GENDER IDENTITY

This brightly illustrated children’s book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 5-8. It presents clear and direct language for understanding and talking about how we experience gender: our bodies, our expression and our iden…read more

THE GENDER WHEEL – SCHOOL EDITION: A STORY ABOUT BODIES AND GENDER FOR EVERY BODY

In 2010 Maya introduced the Gender Wheel and the Gender Team in the Gender Now Coloring Book. It was a jammed packed coloring extravaganza exploring bodies, nature and history in relation to multiple gender identities. It also opened up the possibility of play and expansion aro…read more

Parenting Teens

BEYOND MAGENTA: TRANSGENDER TEENS SPEAK OUT

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknow…read more

GRACEFULLY GRAYSON

Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: “he” is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender’s body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. Despite the ris…read more

WONDERFULLY AND PURPOSELY MADE: I AM ENOUGH: A JOURNAL ALL ABOUT ME

From the award-winning author of I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child comes this one-of-a-kind interactive journal created with the unique and wonderful transgender spirit in mind. With three tastefully discreet covers to choose from, Wonderfully and Purposely Made: I Am Enough is the journal that lets you tell your story on your own terms, even if you’re not out to th…read more

THE NEW AGE OF SEX EDUCATION: HOW TO TALK TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT CYBERSEX AND PORNOGRAPHY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Raising children in today’s always “plugged-in” digital age can be overwhelming for many parents. Children today experience near constant exposure to online activities, making it difficult for parents to keep up with the content their children are exposed to, some of whi…read more

Parents

A GUIDE TO GENDER (2ND EDITION): THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE’S HANDBOOK

Where do we start, when it comes to learning about something that’s everywhere, infused into everything, and is often one of the primary lenses through which we see ourselves and others? When it comes to understanding gender, it’s best to begin with deep breath, then wit…read more

A POSITIVE VIEW OF LGBTQ: EMBRACING IDENTITY AND CULTIVATING WELL-BEING

A Positive View of LGBTQ starts a new conversation about the strengths and benefits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGTBQ) identities. Positive LGBTQ identities are affirmed through inspiring firsth… read more

A QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY/THEM PRONOUNS

Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly div…read more

BEYOND ACCEPTANCE: PARENTS OF LESBIANS & GAYS TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES

“Mom, Dad, I’m gay.” When a parent hears these words, the initial shock is often followed by feelings ranging from anger and denial to fear and guilt. It’s also the beginning of a difficult journey that, with understanding and emotional suppo… read more

BRIDGING THE SEX ADDICTION DIVIDE: MINDFUL CONSIDERATIONS FOR VULNERABLE CLIENTS

In Bridging the Sex Addiction Divide, Dr. Michael Salas takes his years of experience of working in the sex therapy and sex addiction fields and opens up an important discussion about limitations and barriers when working with clients who seek out treatment for out-of-control sexual beh…read more

COMING OUT – THE RIGHT TIME AND THE BEST WAYS FOR TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR HOMOSEXUALITY

What’s the Best Time and the Best Way to Tell Your Family and Friends That You’re Gay?  Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.This book contai… read more

COMING OUT TO PARENTS: A TWO-WAY SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR LESBIANS AND GAY MEN AND THEIR PARENTS

An updated edition examines coming out in the age of AIDS as well as the latest religious views read more

I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: RAISING A TRANSGENDER CHILD

When you have a baby girl you envision many things for her life but becoming a boy is not one of them. This book will benefit anyone who would like to learn more about gender dysphoria and is an absolute must-read for a parent, relative or friend of a gen…read more

MOM, DAD. I’M GAY. HOW FAMILIES NEGOTIATE COMING OUT

As mainstream America becomes more aware of the non-heterosexual community, gay, lesbian, transgendered, and bisexual teenagers are revealing their sexual identities to their parents at a younger age than ever before. Often this happens….read more

MY PARENTING JOURNEY WITH AN LGBTQ+ CHILD: A JOURNAL

From the award-winning author of I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child comes a one-of-a-kind interactive journal created for parents with an LGBTQ+ child. This is an opportunity for you to discover, process, and explore what your unique and personal paren…read more

RAISING MY RAINBOW: ADVENTURES IN RAISING A FABULOUS, GENDER CREATIVE SON

Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy’s boy, Lori’s younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gag…read more

STRAIGHT PARENTS, GAY CHILDREN

Straight Parents, Gay Children is Robert Bernstein’s moving account of how he came to terms with his daughter’s homosexuality and how the experience has enriched his life. Bernstein — winner of the 1996 Award for Best Scholarship on the Subject of Intolerance, award…read more

THE GENDER AFFIRMATIVE MODEL: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO SUPPORTING TRANSGENDER AND GENDER EXPANSIVE CHILDREN (PERSPECTIVES ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND DIVERSITY)

This warm and timely book provides mental health professionals with a guide to the Gender Affirmative Model, the leading approach for working with transgender and gender expansive children and their families. Using an easy-to-follow framework, readers will learn how to facilitate and ena…read more

THE GENDER CREATIVE CHILD: PATHWAYS FOR NURTURING AND SUPPORTING CHILDREN WHO LIVE OUTSIDE GENDER BOXES

In her groundbreaking first book, Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft coined the term gender creative to describe children whose unique gender expression or sense of identity is not defined by a checkbox on their bir…read more

THE GENDER IDENTITY WORKBOOK FOR KIDS:  A GUIDE TO EXPLORING WHO YOU ARE

Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) children need validation and support on their journey toward self-discovery. Unfortunately, due to stigma and misinformation, these kids can be especially vulnerable to bullying, discrimination, and even men…read more

THE QUEER AND TRANSGENDER RESILIENCE WORKBOOK: SKILLS FOR NAVIGATING SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER EXPRESSION

Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It’s what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as well as major setbacks. For many people, stressful events may include job loss, financial problems, illness, natural disasters, medical emerg…read more

THE TRANSGENDER CHILD: A HANDBOOK FOR FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS

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 fie…read more

THE TRANSGENDER TEEN

What do you do when your son announces he is transgender and asks that you call her by a new name? Or what if your child uses a term you’ve never heard of to describe themselves (neutrois, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, androgyne…) and when you didn’t kno…read more

TRANS BODIES, TRANS SELVES: A RESOURCE FOR THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned… read more

TRANSITIONS OF THE HEART: STORIES OF LOVE, STRUGGLE AND ACCEPTANCE BY MOTHERS OF TRANSGENDER AND GENDER VARIANT CHILDREN

Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child’s gender transition. Often “transitioning” socially and emotionally alongside their child but rar…read more

YOU AND YOUR GENDER IDENTITY: A GUIDE TO DISCOVERY

In this groundbreaking guide, Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC—accomplished gender therapist and thought leader whose articles, blogs, and videos have empowered thousands worldwide—helps you navigate your journey of self-discovery in th…read more

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