It’s not always easy to find books for transgender children or youth, or to find books that educate all children about trans* issues, gender identity, or acceptance. The books on this page are all transgender children’s books that help introduce these ideas. Buy them new or used on Amazon or check your local library!

I am Jazz

Jessica Herthel

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“The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.”

Jacob’s New Dress Hardcover

Sarah and Ian Hoffman

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“Can Jacob convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don’t identify with traditional gender roles.”

My Princess Boy

Cheryl Kilodavis

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“Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.”


Brett Axel

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“Using ‘fairy’ and ‘goblin’ in lieu of female and male, the author has created a timely allegorical fairy tale. A youngster named Julep insists on growing up to be a goblin rather than a fairy…”

10,000 Dresses

Marcus Ewert

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“This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.”

Meet Polkadot

Talcott Broadhead

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Meet Polkadot is the first in a series of books that introduces readers to our main character Polkadot, a non-binary, transgender child. This book is an accessible introduction to the the diversity of gender identity…”

A is for Activist

Innosanto Nagara

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A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives.”

Rough, Tough Charley

Verla Kay

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“One of the most respected stagecoach drivers in the old West, Charley also kept one of the biggest secrets anyone could keep.”

Ronald Humphrey is Wearing a WHAT?

Eileen Kiernan-Johnson

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“Written in verse, Roland Humphrey is Wearing a WHAT? playfully raises important questions about gender norms, acceptance, and friendship.”

Morris Micklewhite & the Tangerine Dress

Christine Baldacchino

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“Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom’s dress-up center…”

When Kayla was Kyle

Amy Fabrikant

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“Can Kyle find the words to share his feelings about his gender – and can his parents help him to transition into the girl he was born to be?”

All I Want to be Is Me

Phyllis Rothblatt MFT

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“The book gives voice to the feelings of children who don’t fit into narrow gender stereotypes, and who just want to be free to be themselves.”

When Kathy is Keith

Wallace Wong

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“A sensitive portrayal of a young girl who identifies as a boy.”

Be Who You Are!

Jennifer Carr

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“This is a story about Nick, a young child assigned a male gender at birth who identifies as a girl, and Nick’s experiences with classmates and family…”


Andrea U’Ren

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“Pugdog is not even a he, as little Mike had thought all along, but a she! Mike feels obliged to give Pugdog a crash course on how to act the way a girl dog should. The only problem is, Mike doesn’t know much about this subject either.”

Backwards Day

S. Bear Bergman

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“Andrea looks eagerly forward to Backwards Day every year, so she can turn into a boy for the day. But one year she doesn’t turn along with everyone else.”

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