Transgender, Gender Queer, and Non-binary History - by Gwen and Jacey

Representation matters across all spheres, but particularly for the LGBTQ+ community. Trans and non-binary people around America right now are being attacked through legislation that in many cases criminalizes their very existence. 

So we want to take some time today to celebrate and highlight a few of the fabulous books written by members of this community. There are fiction and non-fiction titles telling all kinds of stories. They span every section in the store from kids graphic novels to history. Maybe you’ve already read some of these, or maybe this is an opportunity for you to expand your reading. In any case, we wholeheartedly recommend these books by these excellent authors. 

Fiction (By Trans / Non-binary Authors)

Young Adult 

Meet Cute Diary, Emery Lee (E / Em / Eir)

All Boys Aren’t Blue, George M. Johnson (They /Them) 

Pet, Akwaeke Emezi (They / Them) 

May the Best Man Win, ZR Ellor (He / Him)

The Passing Playbook, Isaac Fitzsimmons (He / Him) 

The Mirror Season, Anne-Marie McLemore (They / Them) 

Sci-Fi 

The Echo Wife, American Hippo, Sarah Gailey (They / Them) 

She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan (They / She) 

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, Juno Dawson (She / Her)

Light From Uncommon Stars, Ryka Aoki (She / Her) 

Kids

Melissa, Alex Gino (They / Them) 

Phoebe and her Unicorn, Dana Simpson (She / Her) 

Graphic Novels

Nimona, ND Stevenson (He / Him) 

Literature 

Mad Honey, Jennifer Finney Boylan ( She / Her)  (co-authored with Jodi Piccolt) 

Detransition Baby, Torrey Peters ( She / Her)  

Non-Fiction 

She / He / They/ Me, Robyn Ryle 

Gender Queer, Maia Kobabe (E / Em / Eir)

Sissy, Jacob Tobia (They/ Them) 

What’s the T?, Juno Dawson (She / Her) 

What’s Your Pronoun?, Dennis Baron 

Transgender History, Susan Stryker 

Stonewall, Martin Duberman

Trans+ , Kathryn Gonzales MBA, Karen Rayne PhD

Beyond Magenta, Susan Kuklin 

Burn the Page, Danica Roem ( She / Her) 

 

(There are definitely more but these are ones that we carry in the story often)