A Quick Reference Guide for Learning about Transgender People and Issues

Empathy and compassion is just the first step toward equity and inclusion. After reading about Natalee’s experience, you may find yourself wanting to understand more about transgender people’s experiences and the issues affecting them. Natalee and I are both educators, so of course we think knowledge and research is the key to achieving our goals of creating an equitable and inclusive society. As the expert in this area, Natalee compiled a list of resources to help our readers get started.


Children’s books, trans / gender non-conforming


I Am Jazz by Jessica Get them & Jazz Jennings

Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B David’s

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman

Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee


YA fiction


George by Alex Vino

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo




Becoming a Man by P Carl

She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

She’s Not the Man I Married by Helen Boyd

Sissy by Jacob Tobia

Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

Sorted by Jackson Bird



Transgender History by Susan Stryker

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

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







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