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Transgender Awareness Week

Each year between November 13 – 19, Transgender Awareness Week helps raise the visibility of transgender people and addresses issues members of the community face. This selection of books for grades K–12 will help start important conversations about Trans Awareness.

by 49th Teachers · Tagged lgbtq, diversity and inclusion

Growing Up Trans

In Our Own Words

edited by Lindsay Herriot & Kate Fry

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

by (author) Christine Baldacchino
illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

God Loves Hair: Tenth Anniversary Edition

text by Vivek Shraya
illustrated by Juliana Neufeld
foreword by Cherie Dimaline

The Fabulous Zed Watson!

by (author) Basil Sylvester
illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

The Name I Call Myself

text by Hasan Namir
illustrated by Cathryn John

Ho'onani: Hula Warrior

by (author) Heather Gale
illustrated by Mika Song

What Makes You Beautiful

by (author) Bridget Liang

The Boy & the Bindi

by (author) Vivek Shraya
illustrated by Rajni Perera

Transphobia Deal With It

Deal with it and be a gender transcender

by (author) J. wallace skelton

A Boy Named Queen

by (author) Sara Cassidy

Love, IRL

by (author) Tracy Goldfarb

Love Beyond Body, Space and Time

an Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi Anthology

by (author) Richard Van Camp, Cherie Dimaline, David Alexander Robertson, Daniel Heath Justice, Gwen Benaway, Mari Kurisato, Nathan Adler, Cleo Keahna & Darcie Little Badger
edited by Hope Nicholson
cover design or artwork by Jeffrey Veregge

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir

by (author) Kai Cheng Thom

Pink, Blue, and You!

Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes

by (author) Elise Gravel & Mykaell Blais

Blood Sport

by (author) Tash McAdam

Love Is Love

by (author) Mette Bach

Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life

by (author) Beverley Brenna
illustrated by Tara Anderson

Both Sides Now

by (author) Peyton Thomas

My Dad Thinks I’m a Boy?!

A Trans Positive Children's Book

by (author) Sophie Labelle


by (author) Sophie Labelle
translated by David Homel

Ciel In All Directions

by (author) Sophie Labelle
translated by Andrea Zanin

Sink or Swim

by (author) Tash McAdam


The Celebration and the Struggle

by (author) Robin Stevenson