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Trans Book List

ISBNs are included to make your life easier. You can call any bookstore and give them any ISBN, and they can easily find it in their computer and order it for you (or tell you if they have it in stock). No more searching shelves, trying to remember the names of publishers, etc.

OCLC, the Online Computer Library Centre, is a fantastic resource for those in the United States. You have to have access to OCLC in order to view it, but check with your local library – many libraries have a subscription to OCLC and can help you set up an account. There are also a number of other Trans-related books on there, mostly non-fiction.

If you are in the US and looking for a print copy of something and having trouble finding it, search at WorldCat, which asks for your ZIP code and spits out a list of libraries near you that have the book, article, DVD, or CD you ask for. In many cases, your public library can request a copy on interlibrary loan at no cost to you. Most librarians are way more interested in helping you access information than they are in your gender identity, so it’s a pretty safe group to make this kind of request of, even if you are trying to be discreet or you have concerns about being judged.

Children’s Books

  • Adeyoha, Angel (2015). The Zero Dads Club. Flamingo Rampant. ISBN 978-0987976369
  • Adeyoha, Koja and Angel (2019). 47,000 Beads. Flamingo Rampant.
  • Baker-Street, Margaret (2014). Michael and Me. XLIBRIS. ISBN 978-1493186198
  • Bergman, S. Bear (2012). The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy. Flamingo Rampant. ISBN 978-0987976307
  • Bergman, S. Bear (2012). Backwards Day. Flamingo Rampant. ISBN 978-0987976314
  • Bergman, S. Bear (2015). Is That For a Boy or a Girl? Flamingo Rampant. ISBN 978-0987976338
  • Carr, Jennifer (2010). Be Who You Are! AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1452087252
  • Cheltenham Elementary School Kindergartners (1991). We Are All Alike … We Are All Different. Scholastic Press. ISBN 978-0590491730
  • Dyer, Wayne and Tracy, Kristina (2005). Incredible You! 10 Ways to let your greatness shine through. Hay House. ISBN 978-1401907822
  • Dyer, Wayne and Tracy, Kristina (2007). Eres increíble! 10 formas de permitir que tu GRANDEZA brille a traves de ti. Hay House. ISBN 978-1401917005
  • Ewert, Marcus and Ray, Rex (2008). 10,000 Dresses. Seven Stories Press. ISBN 978-1583228500
  • Hernandez, Catherine (2015). M is for Mustache. Flamingo Rampant. ISBN 978-0987976345
  • Hill-Meyer, Tobi (2015). A Princess of Great Daring. Flamingo Rampant. ISBN 978-0987976352
  • Hill-Meyer, Tobi and Onyx, Fay (2019). Super Power Baby Shower! Flamingo Rampant.
  • Hoffman, Sarah (2014). Jacob’s New Dress. Albert Whitman & Company. ISBN 978-0807563731
  • Jennings, Jazz (2014). I Am Jazz. Dial Books. ISBN 978-0803741072
  • Kates, Bobbi (1992). We’re Different, We’re the Same. Random House Books for Young Readers. ISBN 978-0679832270
  • Kilodavis, Cheryl (2010). My Princess Boy. Aladdin. ISBN 978-1442429888
  • Khaki, El-Farouk and Jackson, Troy (2019). Moondragon in the Mosque. Flamingo Rampant.
  • Labelle, Sophie (2019). Rachel’s Christmas Boat. Flamingo Rampant.
  • Labelle, Sophie (2020). My Dad Thinks I’m a Boy?! Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 978-1787752214
  • Love, Jessica (2018). Julián Is a Mermaid. Candlewick. ISBN 978-0763690458
  • Lyons, Maddox and Verdi, Jessica (2020). I’m Not a Girl: A Transgender Story. Roaring Book Press. ISBN 978-0374310684
  • Martinez, Jace (2007). My Mommy Is a Boy. For sale at
  • Mossiano, Lily (2013). My New Daddy. ISBN 978-1484817223
  • Mossiano, Lily (2012). My New Mommy. ISBN 978-1482757194
  • Parker, George (2019). Bell’s Knock-Knock Birthday! Flamingo Rampant.
  • Parr, Todd (2016). Be Who You Are! Little, Brown Young Readers. ISBN 978-0316265232
  • Parr, Todd (2009). It’s Okay to Be Different. Little, Brown Young Readers. ISBN 978-0316043472
  • Skelton, J Wallace (2019). The Last Place You Look. Flamingo Rampant.
  • Skelton, J Wallace (2015). The Newspaper Pirates. Flamingo Rampant. ISBN 978-0987976321
  • Wanzer, C. Kevin (2015). Choose to Love. ISBN 978-1725897632
  • Ware, Syrus Marcus (2015). Love Is In the Hair. Flamingo Rampant. ISBN 978-0987976376

Teen Reading

  • Anders, Charlie (2005). Choir Boy. Soft Skull Press. ISBN 978-1932360813
  • Bailar, Schuyler (2021). Obie Is Man Enough. Crown Books. ISBN 978-0593379462
  • Bergman, S. Bear and Bornstein, Kate (2010). Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. Seal Press. ISBN 978-1580053082
  • Bornstein, Kate (2006). Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws. Seven Stories Press. ISBN 978-1583227206
  • Bornstein, Kate (2013). My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415538657
  • Brill, Stephanie and Kenney, Lisa (2008). The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1627781749
  • Cronn-Mills, Kirstin (2012). Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. Flux Press. ISBN 978-0738732510
  • Garvin, Jeff (2016). Symptoms of Being Human. Balzer + Bray. ISBN 978-0062382863
  • Gromko, Linda, MD (2015). Where’s MY Book? Bainbridge Books. ISBN 978-0982514375
  • Hennessey, M.G. (2016). The Other Boy. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0062427663
  • Kennedy, Ryan and Edwards, Hazel (2010). F2M: The Boy Within. Ford Street Publishing. ISBN 978-1876462901
  • Peters, Julie Ann (2006). Luna. Megan Tingley Books. ISBN 978-0316011273
  • Saint-Clair, C. C. (2004). Morgan in the Mirror. Bookmakers Ink. ISBN 978-0972678919
  • St James, James (2008). Freak Show. Puffin. ISBN 978-0142412312
  • Wittlinger, Ellen (2015). Parrotfish. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1416916222


  • Allen, Mariette Pathy (2003). The Gender Frontier. Kehrer Verlag. ISBN 978-3936636048
  • Amato, Toni and Davies, Mary (2004). Pinned Down By Pronouns. Conviction Books. ISBN 978-0972702713
  • Beemyn, Genny and Rankin, Sue (2011). The Lives of Transgender People. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0231143073
  • Bergman, S. Bear and Bornstein, Kate (2010). Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. Seal Press. ISBN 978-1580053082
  • Bornstein, Kate (1994). Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women & the Rest of Us. Vintage Books. ISBN 978-0679757016
  • Brill, Stephanie and Pepper, Rachel (2008). The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1573443180
  • Califia, Patrick (2003). Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1573441803
  • Colapinto, John (2001). As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl. Perennial. ISBN 978-0060929596
  • Dugan, Jess (2016). To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults. Available at
  • Feinberg, Leslie (1999). Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0807079515
  • Feinberg, Leslie (1997). Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0807079416
  • Lau, Grace (1997). Adults in Wonderland: A Retrospective. Serpent’s Tail. ISBN 978-1852425524
  • Lev, Arlene Istar (2004). Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families. Haworth Press. ISBN 978-0789021175
  • Levi, Jennifer L. and Monnin-Browder, Elizabeth E. (Editors) (2012). Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy. AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1468552140 See for more information.
  • Stryker, Susan, and Stephen Whittle (Editors) (2006). The Transgender Studies Reader. Routledge. ISBN 9780415947084
  • Sycamore, Matt Bernstein (2006). Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity. Seal Press. ISBN 978-1580051842


  • Bird, Jackson (2019). Sorted. Tiller Press. ISBN 978-1982130756
  • Cameron, Loren (1996). Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1573440622
  • Cromwell, Jason (1999). Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0252068256
  • Feinberg, Leslie (1993). Stone Butch Blues. Firebrand Books. ISBN 978-1555838539
  • Gorton, Buth, and Spad (2005). Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A Guide For Health Care Providers. Available free in several formats at
  • Green, Jamison (2004). Becoming A Visible Man. Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 978-0826514578
  • Halbarstam, Judith (1998). Female Masculinity. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0822322436
  • Kailey, Matt (2005). Just Add Hormones. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0807079591
  • Krieger, Nick (2011). Nina Here Nor There. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0807000922
  • Middlebrook, Diane Wood (1999). Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton. Mariner Books. ISBN 978-0395957899
  • Sallans, Ryan (2013). Second Son. Scout Publishing LLC. ISBN 978-0989586825
  • Sallans, Ryan (2019). Transforming Manhood. Scout Publishing LLC. ISBN 978-0989586870
  • Schofield, Scott Turner (2007). Two Truths and a Lie. Homofactus Press. ISBN 978-0978597320
  • Scholinski, Daphne (1998). The Last Time I Wore a Dress. Riverhead Books. ISBN 978-1573226967
  • Sullivan, Louis (1990). From Female to Male: The Life of Jack Bee Garland. ISBN 978-1555831509
  • Thompson, Raymond with Sewell, Kittey (1995). What Took You So Long: A Girl’s Journey to Manhood. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0140246452
  • Volcano, Del La Grace and Halberstam, Jack (1999). The Drag King Book. Consortium Book Sales & Distributers. ISBN 978-1852426071


  • Binnie, Imogen (2013). Nevada. Topside Press. ISBN 978-0983242239
  • Boyd, Helen (2003). My Husband Betty. Seal Press. ISBN: 978-1560255154
  • Boyd, Helen (2007). She’s Not the Man I Married. Seal Press. ISBN: 978-1580051934
  • Boylan, Jennifer Finney (2003). She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders. Broadway Books. ISBN 978-0767914291
  • Boylan, Jennifer Finney (2014). Stuck In the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders. Broadway Books. ISBN 978-0767921770
  • Kirk, Jennifer (2006). Countdown to Extinction. ISBN 978-0954245511
  • Kirk, Jennifer (2002). Homo Superior. ISBN 0954245504
  • Kirk, Jennifer (2007). Syndicate Dawn. ISBN 978-0954245542
  • McNay, Dan (2007). It Knows You By No Other Name. ISBN 978-0595475964
  • Mock, Janet (2014). Redefining Realness. Atria Books. ISBN 978-1476709130
  • Mock, Janet (2018). Surpassing Certainty. Atria Books. ISBN 978-1501145803
  • Serano, Julia (2007). Whipping Girl. Seal Press. ISBN 978-1580051545
  • Tremain, Rose (1999). Sacred Country. Washington Square Press. ISBN 978-0671886097


  • Brill, Stephanie and Pepper, Rachel (2008). The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1573443180
  • Brill, Stephanie and Kenney, Lisa (2008). The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1627781749
  • Cascio, J., Brown, Catherine, and Gordon, Beatrice. Dragonfly Stories. (Rainbow Legends) ISBN 978-0979973307
  • Gillespie, Peggy and Martin, April (1999). Love Makes a Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents and Their Families. University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-1558491618
  • Gromko, Linda, MD (2015). Where’s MY Book? Bainbridge Books. 978-0982514375
  • Howey, Noelle (2003). Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods – My Mother’s, My Father’s, and Mine. Picador USA. ISBN 978-0312422202
  • Howey, Noelle; Samuels, Ellen; and Cammermeyer, Margarethe (2000). Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing up with Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Parents. St Martin’s Press. ISBN 978-0312244897
  • Just Evelyn (2007). Mom, I Need to Be a Girl. BookSurge Publishing. ISBN 978-1419684388
  • Krieger, Irwin (2011). Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents. Genderwise Press. ISBN 978-0692012291

Films and Shows

  • A Kid Like Jake (2018)
  • The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
  • Albert Nobbs (2011)
  • All About My Mother (1999)
  • Beautiful Boxer (2004)
  • Boy Meets Girl (2014)
  • Brace (2014)
  • Different for Girls (1996)
  • Disclosure (2020, Netflix)
  • Gun Hill Road (2011)
  • Ma Vie En Rose (My Life In Pink) (1997)
  • Paris Is Burning (1990)
  • Pose (2018)
  • Romeos (2011)
  • Southern Comfort (2001)
  • Tomboy (2011)
  • Transfinite (2019)
  • Venus Boyz (2002)
  • You Don’t Know Dick: Courageous Hearts of Transsexual Men (1997)