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The best children’s books on transgender

One of the biggest changes in sex education over the last decade has been the introduction of children's books on trangender

Today we are a lot more aware (than we used to be) that gender does not always match your genitals.

Sex is biological and is assigned when a child is born ie male, female or indeterminate. 

Gender is what we identify as and is not assigned at birth. It is more about what we feel like we are, on the inside. 

Sometimes gender and sex don't match.  So if someone is born with a penis, the sex of that person would be male, but if that person identifies as female, then their gender is transgirl.

So why do kids need to know about this?  

  1.  The chances of your child coming across gender diversity at school or within the community is very possible.
  2. Children need to be inclusive and not discriminate against people who are different.
  3. Children who  easily accept differences in others, will be more accepting of their own differences. Which means they will have higher self esteem and better body image.

These children's books on transgender will help you to explain gender diversity to your child. And no, they won't find it confusing. They will just accept it as another fact of life. 

Children's books on transgender

Here you will find some of the children's books on transgender. You will find a video review where I show  you through the book, as well as links to Amazon, Book Depository and Booktopia.  

These are some of the many children's books on transgender that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that you will find useful for starting to talk about gender.

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love is a beautifully illustrated and simple book about diversity. What I really like[...]
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[...]

If you have looked at these children's books on transgender, 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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