Recommended Reading

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Books for kids                                                    Teen novels:               

George, by Alex Gino                                      A Boy Like Me, by Jennie Woods

I am Jazz, by Jazz Jennings & Jessica Herthel         Being Emily, by Rachel Gold  

Jacob's New Dress, by Sarah & Ian Hoffman                      I am J, by Cris Beam

Michael and Me, by Margaret Baker-Street       If I Was Your Girl, Meredith Russo   

Stacey’s Not A Girl, by Colt Keo-Meieir & Jesse Yang   Luna, by Julie Anne Peters

Who Are You? by Pessin-Whedbee & Bardoff           Parrotfish, by Ellen Wittlinger

My Dad Thinks I'm a Boy?! by Sophie Labelle

The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids, by Kelly Storck

Books for teens and young adults:

Gender Quest Workbook, by Rylan Testa, Deborah Coolheart & Jayme Peta

LGBTQ*: The Survival Guide for LGBTQ Teens  by Kelly Huegel Madrone                                                                      
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, ed. by Laura Erickson-Schroth

For parents and professionals:

Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth, by Tony Ferraiolo

“Between Pink and Blue: A Multi-Dimensional Family Approach to Gender Nonconforming Children and their Families,” Jean Malpas, Family Process, (2011), 50:4, 453-470.

Becoming Nicole, by Amy Ellis Nutt

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin

Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth, by Irwin Krieger

“Factors Associated with Desistence and Persistence of Childhood Gender Dysphoria,” Thomas Steensma et al, J. Amer. Acad. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (2013), 52:6, 582-90.

The Gender Creative Child, by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

“Gender Dysphoria and Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorders,” Laura Jacobs et al, LGBT Health, (2014) 1:4, 277-82.
Gender Quest Workbook, by Rylan Testa, Deborah Coolheart & Jayme Peta

Helping Your Transgender Teen, by Irwin Krieger

Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men, ed. by Trystan T. Cotten

"Initial Clinical Guidelines for Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dysphoria or Incongruence in Adolescents." Strang et al, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, (2016), 47:1, 105-115.

"Prepubertal social gender transitions: What we know; what we can learn—A view from a gender affirmative lens." Ehrensaft et al, International Journal of Transgenderism, (2019), 19:2, 251-268.

“Recognition of gender variants outside the binary in WPATH SOC v. 7.0.” T.W. Johnson and R.J. Wassersung, International Journal of Transgenderism, (2016), 17:1, 1-3.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, ed. by Laura Erickson-Schroth

Transgender 101, by Nicholas Teich

The Transgender Child, by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper

Transgender Children and Youth by Elijah C. Nealy

Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines…, by Arlene Istar Lev

Transgender Family Law, ed. by Jennifer Levi & Elizabeth Monnin-Browder

“Transgender Kids.” Francine Russo, Scientific American Mind, (Jan/Feb 2016)

The Transgender Teen, by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney

Transitions of the Heart, ed. by Rachel Pepper

 “Young Adult Psychological Outcome After Puberty Suppression and Gender Reassignment,” Annelou deVries et al, Pediatrics, (2014), 134:4

“You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!” And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People, by Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Memoirs:                                                     

Becoming a Visible Man, by Jamison Green      

Being Jazz, by Jazz Jennings (teen)                        

He's Always Been My Son, by Janna Barkin (parent)   

Just Add Hormones, by Matt Kailey        

Nina Here Nor There, by Nick Krieger

Redefining Realness, by Janet Mock                                                                                      
Rethinking Normal, by Katie Rain Hill (teen)

Second Son, by Ryan Sallans

She's Not There  and Stuck in the Middle with You, by Jennifer Finney-Boylan

She’s Not The Man I Married and My Husband Betty, by Helen Boyd (spouse)

Some Assembly Required, by Arin Andrews (teen)

Trading Places: When Our Son Became a Daughter, by Jane Baker (parent)

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