Transgender Characters in Kid Lit

28 Jul

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As I’ve stated previously on my blog, I choose not to make this blog political, that being said, because I have a platform that reaches more than my immediate circle of friends, I also feel that it’s important to take a stand. These are just a few of the transgender characters I found in children’s literature. I’ve also talked about how important it is that kid and teens see themselves in the books they read, so it’s our duty to make these books available to them! And just like any other character in children’s literature each transgender character is different, there’s not a single mold in which they’re all created, so if you don’t like one story, try another!

  1. Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
  2. George by Alex Gino
  3. Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
  4. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
  5. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susak Kuklin
  6. Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings
  7. Luna by Julie Anne Peters
  8. Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
  9. TomboyA Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
  10. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
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