22 Teen and Children’s Books Featuring Trans or Non-binary Characters

22 Teen and Children’s Books Featuring Trans or Non-binary Characters

While researching books for DiversityBingo2017, I was pleasantly surprised at how many books I could find that featured a trans or gender non-conforming character. There is, of course, always room for improvement, but I found so many that piqued my interest that I’m actually splitting my list into two pieces.

If the title didn’t give it away, this post will feature books written for kids and teens, with another list for adults coming soon but I encourage everyone to try at least one book from this list, regardless of age!

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Younger Kids

About Chris- Benedetto

I Am Jazz- Herthel*

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress- Baldacchino

My Princess Boy- Kilodavis

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

Middle Grade

Lily and Dunkin- Gephart

George- Gino*

Gracefully Grayson- Polonsky


Freakboy- Clark

What We Left Behind- Talley

Every Day- Levithan

Symptoms of Being Human- Garvin

Unintentional Time Traveler- Maroon*

Best Boy Ever Made- Eliason*

I am J- Beam

If I Was Your Girl- Russo*

Lizard Radio- Schmatz*

Almost Perfect- Katcher

Jess, Chunk and the Road Trip to Infinity- Clark

Pantomime- Lam

Love in the Time of Global Warming- Block

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out- Kuklin*


* denotes #ownvoices authors, to the best of my knowledge. If any of these authors are mislabeled, please let me know!




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