Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Gender Identity

Acosta, Alicia, author.

Ben liked painting his nails, until some of the kids at school started teasing him. When Dad realiz...

Anderson, Airlie, author, illustrator.

Because Neither is unlike both the rabbits and birds of the Land of This and That, it sets out to f...

Arnold, Elana K., author.

Gender-creative Riley knows just what to wear for every occasion during a busy week with family and...

Austrian, J. J., author.

Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees t...

Baldacchino, Christine, 1977- author.

A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school. ...

Gale, Heather, author.

An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a ...

Herthel, Jessica, author.

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spit...

Hoffman, Sarah, author.

After kindergarteners Jacob and Sophie are prevented from using their school's bathrooms, thei...

Howe, James, 1946- author.

Big Bob likes trucks and throwing balls and being loud. Little Bob likes dolls and jingling bracelet...

Lil Miss Hot Mess, author.

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish encourages readers to boldly be exactly who they ...

Love, Jessica, author, illustrator.

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spe...

Love, Jessica, author, illustrator.

Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have ...

Lukoff, Kyle, author.

Aidan, a transgender boy, experiences complicated emotions as he and his parents prepare for the arr...

Lukoff, Kyle, author.

When Max starts school, the teacher hesitates to call out the name on the attendance sheet. Somethin...

Lyons, Maddox, author.

Based on a true transgender identity journey, I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story about a bo...

Mayeno, Laurin, author.

Tomorrow is the school parade, and Danny knows exactly what he will be: a princess. Mommy supports ...

Newman, Lesléa, author.

Three-year-old Casey wants what his older sister, Jessie, has--a shimmery skirt, glittery painted n...

Pearlman, Robb, author.

A celebration of how colors are for everyone depicts characters engaging in their favorite activiti...

Pitman, Gayle E., author.

A child celebrates her Maddy, who is neither mommy nor daddy but a little bit of both, like so many...

Shraya, Vivek, 1981- author.

A playful story...about a young boy's fascination with the dot on his mother's forehead. ...

Tsiang, Sarah, 1978- author.

Featuring a grandfather, and his grandson and granddaughter, this picture book provides a twist to ...

Van Ness, Jonathan, author.

Peanut just has their own unique way of doing things. Whether it's cartwheeling during basketb...

Walton, Jessica, 1978- author.

Errol's best friend and teddy, Thomas, is sad because he wishes he were a girl, not a boy tedd...

Yolen, Jane.

Rhyming text affirms that girls can pursue their many interests, from playing sports to planting fl...

Bean, Lexie, author.

A fifth-grader whose best friends walked away, whose mother is detached, and whose father does unsp...

Clarke, Cat, author.

Technically, Olivia is not a girl, even though he was born as a girl. He's transgender. Liv kn...

Gino, Alex, author.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows...

Hashimi, Nadia, author.

Obayda's family is in need of some good fortune. Her father lost one of his legs in a bomb exp...

Howard, Greg (Gregory Steven), author.

Twelve-year-old Mikey Pruitt--president, founder, and CEO of Anything, Inc.--has always been an ent...

Levy, Joanne, author.

A 12-year-old boy is frustrated that he's not able to do the things he loves because they'...

Salazar, Aida, author.

Eleven-year-old (nearly twelve) Celi Rivera, who is a mix of Black-Puerto Rican-Mexican Indian is u...

Sass, A. J., author.

Twelve-year-old figure skater Ana strives to win her competitions while learning about gender ident...

Zaczek, Alyssa, author.

Seventh-grader Martin McLean has trouble expressing himself except at Mathletes competitions and, n...

O'Neill, Katie (Cartoonist), author.

When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, the t...

Ostertag, Molly, author, illustrator.

In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up...

Smith, Niki, author, artist.

After a terrible political coup usurps their noble house, Hawke and Grayson flee to stay alive and a...

Whitley, Jeremy, author.

Want to know more about Bedelia Smith? Curious about what happened to Prince Wilcome after King Ash...

Branfman, Jonathan, author.

You Be You! is an illustrated children's book for ages 5 and up that makes gender identity, sex...

Thorn, Theresa, author.

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Th...

Silverberg, Cory, author.

A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender i...