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10,000 Dresses

Bailey dreams of wearing beautiful dresses, but her family disapproves of her understanding of her true self.

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Almost Perfect

Beautiful newcomer Sage is perfect for Logan ... but then he discovers her secret.

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Be Who You Are

Will is having trouble understanding why his brother changed his name to Hope, grew his hair long, and began wearing dresses. With gentle understanding and unwavering support, Hope and her parents help Will to understand and accept.

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Music geek Gabe has just come out to his family as transgender but is still known as Liz at school. He uses his late night community radio show to try on his male identity and encourage listeners to explore their own "b side." Will the show's growing popularity expose his secret?

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Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire

Bend Don't Shatter is an anthology of poetry for young adults that realistically and beautifully deals with what it means to come of age as gay, lesbian, transgender, or, as is perhaps more often the case in adolescence, totally confused. The anthology approaches the seemingly unnavigable territory of teenage sexuality and confusion with poems written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil, pain and excitement of adolescence and sexual coming of age. The poems are written with the insight and clarity of perspective and understanding that comes with years. [From the publisher's page]

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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Six trans*, gender-neutral, and intersex teens are interviewed in this essential resource for teens and adults alike. While the trans* experience varies from teen to teen, the common thread is the candor and unflinching honesty of the teens profiled in Beyond Magenta.

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Every Day

Since birth, 16-year-old "A" has awakened daily in someone else's life, inhabiting a different body, and coping with a succession of variations in gender, race, sexual orientation, geographic location, circumstance, and appearance. It's a lonely existence, since "A" remains disconnected from others, resolving to do nothing to interfere with their lives. But then "A" falls in love with Rhiannon. Can love survive constant change?

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Feeling Wrong in Your Own Body: Understanding What It Means to Be Transgender

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book takes a look at the personal experiences of people who are transitioning.

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Freakboy

Three lives intertwine: Angel, a transwoman who works at an LGBTQ center for teens; Vanessa, a high school girl who's on the wrestling team; and Brendan, Vanessa's boyfriend who has just started having dreams that he is actually a she. Brendan feels at home in his female-bodied dreams, but what does that mean for his relationship with Vanessa, and how can Angel help him?

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GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens

Offering guidance to the full spectrum of GLBTQ teens,this handy resource speaks to everyday concerns such as coming out, homophobia, religious issues, dating, sexuality and what to expect after high school in college or on the job.

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grl2grl: Short fictions

The young women in this collection of ten short stories are at different levels of self-discovery, searching for satisfying relationships.

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How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

The tales in this collection present not only the variety of identities in the LGBTQ community -- transgender, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, and gay -- but also the variety of experiences of being human -- love, regret, betrayal, discovery.

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I Am J

Although physically born female, J has always identified as a boy. Dressing and acting male, J wants to continue transitioning by taking hormone injections, but receives no support from his parents or friends.

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I am Jazz

Jazz says she “has a girl brain in a boy body.” Based on the life of Jazz Jennings, this picture book talks about her experiences growing up as a transkid.

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Luna

Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her 17-year-old brother Liam's gender identity a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of transitioning.

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My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity

This updated edition of Bornstein's original gender workbook addresses gender and related concerns with candor, compassion and humor.

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One in Every Crowd: Stories

Stories for everyone who has ever felt alone in their struggle to be true to themselves. These are honest, wry, plain-spoken tales about gender, identity and family.

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Parrotfish

Grady McNair, a transgender high school student, struggles for acceptance by family and friends as he outwardly adjusts to his new male identity.

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Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens

Demystifying queer issues for all teens, GLBTQ or not, this straightforward book gives answers to many topics facing youth today, from how to know if you're queer to coming out, from dealing with queerphobia to relationships.

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Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition

In an honest and unique voice, Katie Rain Hill opens up about growing up, struggling with depression, family, love, and undergoing gender reassignment.

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Rough, Tough Charley

Author Verla Kay uses rhyme to chronicle the adventures of Charley Parkhurst, the legendary stage coach driver whose secret identity was revealed upon his death.

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan's lively and candid memoir details her transition from James to Jenny.

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Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews describes the struggles he faced being perceived as a girl growing up, and how things changed for him once he began his transition in this humorous and sometimes heartbreaking memoir.

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Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up

This baker's dozen short stories, for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, encourage teens to "speak out," be proud of who they are, and stand up for each other.

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The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy

Tulip, the fairy responsible for handling all the birthday wishes from nine-year-olds in North America, receives a request from David who wants to live as Daniela.

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The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities

This collection of 40 essays and poetry from a wide variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning teens and young adults ranging in age from 13 to 23 shows the complexity of contemporary LGBTQ life.

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The Gender Book

An illustrated guide to the nuances of gender and gender identity for all ages.

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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

A collection of personal essays from a transmasculine perspective, featuring topics such as coming out, family, identity and religion.

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Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children

Thirty-two mothers--diverse in age, ethnic background, class, sexual orientation, and national origin--describe their experiences and feelings when they discovered that their children, varying in age from six to sixty, are transgender.

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Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers

Author Beam, who volunteers at a gay and transgender school in Los Angeles, recounts her experiences working with the students - with a focus on four transgirls: Christina, Domineque, Foxxjazell, and Ariel.

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Two boys kissing

Based on true events, this is the story of Harry and Craig's record-breaking 32-hour kiss, narrated by a Greek Chorus of older gay men lost to AIDS, and interwoven with the stories of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, and navigating gender identity.

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Wandering Son: Book Four

Love is in the air for Nitori-kun, Takatsukisan, and Chiba-san. Hurt feelings abound and friendships may dissolve as elementary school fades into junior high.

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Wandering Son: Book One

Fifth graders Shuichi and Yoshino find each other during the first days of school, discovering that they share a love of many different things including the secret that each wants to be the gender that the other was born.

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Wandering Son: Book Three

As their friendship grows more strained after their secrets are exposed, Yoshino and Shuichi start to learn about the hard realities of being transgender, and the consequences (unintended or not) that it can bring.

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Wandering Son: Book Two

Shuichi spends his grandmother's cash gift on a special present that leads to his sister finding out his secret, leading to disastrous consequences. But can Shuichi find the strength and courage to withstand the trials that are to come?

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We Are the Youth: Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth in the United States

Based on an ongoing photojournalism project of the same name, We Are the Youth was inspired by the idea that reading about others’ life experiences can create understanding, empathy and empowerment. In this book, LGBT youth tell their stories in their own words.

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What Happened to Lani Garver

Clare had leukemia in junior high. But now she's in high school, a cheerleader who hangs out with the popular kids. One day Lani Garver mysteriously shows up at school. No one is sure if Lani is a girl or a boy, which Clare's friends find disturbing. Clare, however, is drawn to Lani, and the two of them become good friends.

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