Books for transgender teens
Today at the reference desk I helped a patron & her home-schooled daughter who were looking for resources for transgendered [sic] teens and their families. My library system is fairly large and cosmopolitan, but even so, we didn’t have a very large selection of materials on the subject. As I looked for titles to add to our collection, I came across a few great booklists for LGTBQ young adult fiction and nonfiction.
- ALA’s Stonewall Book Award List
- Goodreads: Booklist for Trans Youth
- Multnomah County Library: Books for GLBTQ Teens
There are many more great subject lists out there, but these sites gave me a good starting place to add to our library’s collection.
I want to make sure teens looking for support & information about being transgendered will be able to find books about kids like them at our public library. And I want them to know that they’re not alone.
Great resource! Thanks for sharing. And for those of you in the Chicagoland area, the Oak Park library has the wonderful Transgender Resource Collection. Dig.
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