Transgender Children’s Books

Listed below are books for children you may find helpful whether you are a transgender person, a parent or relative of a transgender person, someone who ministers with transgender persons and/or their families, or someone who wants to know more about their transgender friends, neighbors and co-workers.  Their being listed does not necessarily mean that Fortunate Families agrees with all the views presented in these books.

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Fierstein, HarveyThe Sissy DucklingAdorable illustrations complement this simple story for children about accepting differences.
dePaola, TomieOliver Button Is A SissyThis picture book is the story of a boy who stands up to bullies, not by fighting, but by staying true to himself by continuing to do what he loves best, tap dancing, despite being teased about it.
Ewert, Marcus10,000 DressesEvery night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful
Parr, ToddIt's OK To Be DifferentThis lesson, for first and second graders, uses Todd Parr's picture book It's Okay to Be Different to help students understand what diversity means and how it applies to them.


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