Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Gender Identity

Acosta, Alicia.

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

Anderson, Airlie.

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

Arnold, Elana K.

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

Austrian, J. J.

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

Baldacchino, Christine.

Also available in Hoopla. A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress...

Gale, Heather.

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

Herthel, Jessica.

Also available in Overdrive. Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awarene...

Hoffman, Sarah.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. After kindergarteners Jacob and Sophie are prevented from u...

Howe, James.

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

Lil Miss Hot Mess.

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

Love, Jessica.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela ...

Love, Jessica.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, J...

Lukoff, Kyle.

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

Lukoff, Kyle.

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

Lyons, Maddox.

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

Mayeno, Laurin.

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

Newman, Lesléa.

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

Pearlman, Robb.

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

Pitman, Gayle E.

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

Shraya, Vivek.

Also available in Hoopla. A playful story...about a young boy's fascination with the dot on hi...

Tsiang, Sarah.

Also available in Hoopla. Featuring a grandfather, and his grandson and granddaughter, this picture...

Van Ness, Jonathan.

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

Walton, Jessica.

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.

Also available in Hoopla. A fifth-grader whose best friends walked away, whose mother is detached, ...

Clarke, Cat.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Technically, Olivia is not a girl, even though he was born a...

Gino, Alex.

Also available in Overdrive. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows sh...

Hashimi, Nadia.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Obayda's family is in need of some good fortune. Her f...

Howard, Greg.

Also available in Overdrive. Twelve-year-old Mikey Pruitt--president, founder, and CEO of Anything,...

Levy, Joanne.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A 12-year-old boy is frustrated that he's not able to d...

Salazar, Aida.

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

Sass, A. J.

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

Zaczek, Alyssa.

Also available in Hoopla. Seventh-grader Martin McLean has trouble expressing himself except at Mat...

O'Neill, Katie.

Also available in Hoopla. When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie fr...

Ostertag, Molly.

Also available in Overdrive. In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to b...

Smith, Niki.

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

Whitley, Jeremy.

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

Branfman, Jonathan.

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

Thorn, Theresa.

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

Silverberg, Cory.

Also available in Hoopla. A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, ...