It can sometimes be tough to find positive or realistic depictions of transgender characters in novels. Check out this selection of fiction aimed for all readers of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. Titles focus on transgender issues or include a transgender/LGBTQ character. Buy them new or used on Amazon or check your local library!


Elliott DeLine

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“A manifesto, a transgender narrative, a coming of age tale, a satire, an homage to a musical legend, and a star-crossed love story, Refuse is a singular work of transgender fiction.”

Maxine Wore Black

Nora Olsen

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“Maxine is the girl of Jayla’s dreams: she’s charming, magnetic, and loves Jayla for her transgender self. There’s only one problem with Maxine—she already has a girlfriend, perfect Becky.”

Run, Clarissa, Run

Rachel Eliason

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“Life in a small town can be tough when you’re a little different, but for a fifteen year old transgender kid it can truly be hell.”

Being Emily

Rachel Gold

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“…it’s not until a substitute therapist and a girl named Natalie come into her life that she believes she has a chance of actually Being Emily.”

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