Books for Teens

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These readings explore gender identity and expression in a way that teens may understand and relate to. They can be purchased online from national and local retailers, such as Two Rivers Books and Powell's Books.

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The Gender Quest Workbook

A Guide for Teens & Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity

2015. Rylan Jay Testa, Deborah CoolHart, and Jayme Peta

The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies--such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)--to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression.

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Trans Youth Handbook

2020. Alexander Chen, Esq. and Asaf Orr, Esq.

Trans Youth Handbook is a legal resource guide from Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic that covers the rights of trans youth across such a wide spectrum of situations, including identity documents, school, health care, non-affirming care environments, and work.

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BE YOURSELF

Questions and Answers for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth

2019. Rachel Lichtman, Liz Owen, and Ryan Sasse

BE YOURSELF offers a supportive and understanding approach to today's most common questions and concerns from youth regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. With youth coming out at younger and younger ages, BE YOURSELF has never been more important. The publication also includes an up-to-date list of resources, including hotline numbers, other organizations, and more.

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Maximizing Healing: Supporting Surgery with Alternative Medicine

2020. Terry Ycasas, D.C.

This is an e-book by Terry Ycasas, D.C., a chiropractor & alternative medicine provider who got top surgery in early 2020. This book offers information about Dr. Terry's pre- and post-op healing process with alternative medicine.