Books for Kids
These readings explore gender identity and expression in a way that kids can understand and relate to.
My Princess Boy
2010. Cheryl Kilodavis
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.
2013. Talcott Broadhead
"Meet Polkadot," is an accessible story of a non-binary, transgender child navigating a gender restrictive world.
Jacob's New Dress
2014. Sara Hoffman and Ian Hoffman
Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he 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.
I Am Jazz
2014. Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere
Be Who You Are!
Gender Now Coloring Book
A Learning Adventure for Children and Adults
2010. Maya Gonzalez
GENDER NOW is meant to provide reflection and support unity by showing multiple genders standing together. It is a specific opportunity to create balance and awareness by including gender expressions that are under-represented in our current culture.
2010. Jennifer Carr
Be Who You Are strives to build a bridge of understanding in a world that is only starting to accept the differences among people. Be Who You Are lets readers experience Hope's gender awareness and expression as a child who knows herself to be a girl despite being born in a boy's body. Hope's family plays a critical role in the story as they come to terms with and accept Hope's decision to transition from being labeled as a boy to living as herself, a girl.
A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship
2016. Jessica Walton
Introducing Teddy introduces the youngest readers to understanding gender identity and transition in an accessible and heart-warming story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.