Recommended Reading

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

Books for parents and professionals:

Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth, by Tony Ferraiolo

Becoming Nicole, by Amy Ellis Nutt

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin

Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth, by Irwin Krieger

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Trans*, by Brynn Tannehill

Families in Transition, edited by Arlene Lev and Andrew Gottleib --

           Includes my chapter on "Helping Parents Face Their Fears"

The Gender Creative Child, by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

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

Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders, ed. By Richards, Bouman and Barker

Helping Your Transgender Teen, by Irwin Krieger

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

My Child is Transgender (for parent of adults) by Matt Kailey, Kindle only

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

The Transgender Teen, by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney

Transitioning in the Workplace, by Dana Pizzuti

Transitions of the Heart, ed. by Rachel Pepper

The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People, by M. Mills and G. Stoneham

Working with Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence, by S. Rymer and V. Cartei

Articles for clinicians:

“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.

“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

“Gender Dysphoria and Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorders,” Laura Jacobs et al, LGBT Health, (2014) 1:4, 277-82.

"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.

"Medical Transition without Social Transition: Expanding Options for Privately Gendered Bodies." K. Rachlin,TSQ:Transgender Studies Quarterly, (2018) 5:2, 228-243.

"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.

"Transactional pathways of transgender identity development in transgender and gender-nonconforming youth and caregiver perspectives from the Trans Youth Family Study." Sabra Katz-Wise et al., International Journal of Transgenderism, (2017), 18:3, 243-263.

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

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


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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For more information or to order your copy from the publisher, click here.

Also available at, supporting independent bookstores, and at Amazon.