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Some of the Best Children’s Books about gender identity

Over the last couple of years, children's books about gender identity have become extremely popular.  With more and more of them being published each year, as parents search for books that will help them to have open conversations with their child about gender and sex. 

Children's books about gender identity can help  with talking to your child in a number of different ways. They can help you (the parent) to understand what gender and sex is all about so that explaining it to your child will become a lot easier. Books also provide you with age-appropriate language  and images in which to explain gender. Books also hold your hand and allow you to talk to your child about a tough topic without the added stress of working out what exactly to say (and then having to remember it).

You can learn more about how to explain transgender to a child in this article I have written. Or resources about gender in my sex education resource list

You will only find books in this list that are readily available at bookshops today.

You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children

And if you find this list a little overwhelming, you might want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.

NOTE: Before passing any book to your child or reading the book with your child, you should read it yourself first. I might think it is a great book for a certain age child or that the information is valuable, but you may disagree. You need to choose books that reflect your values and the messages you want your child to receive.

Sex education books for kids about gender identity (or gender nonconformity)

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
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The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee
The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee is a book about gender for younger children. This is a[...]
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis is one of the first books that was written about the fact that sometimes[...]
I am Jazz book by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
I am Jazz book by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings is a book for young children about transgender. It tells[...]
Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton
Introducing Teddy: a story about being yourself  by Jessica Walton, is a book for younger children about gender and how having[...]
The Gender Fairy by Jo Hirst
The Gender Fairy by Jo Hirst is a lovely book for children that can be used to start a conversation[...]
The Boy With Pink Hair by Perez Hilton
The Boy With Pink Hair by Perez Hilton that addresses gender and diversity. It is the story of a boy[...]
10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert is a book for younger children on transgenderism, that is about a boy who feels[...]
Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman
Jacob's New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman is a fantastic little book that preaches that it is okay to[...]

These are some of the many children's books about gender identity that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that kids can read to find reliable and accurate information about love, sex and relationships.

If you have looked at these children's books about gender identity, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my book review site.

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