Recommended Books

The Transgender Guide Book: Keys to a Successful Transition. Anne L Boedecker Phd.

Keys to a Successful Transition is a self-help book for transsexuals. It is a practical guide for any transgender person considering or embarking on a gender transition. It covers everything from the beginning stages of exploration and planning through the process of transformation to life after transition. There have been many books written by professionals for professionals about working with transgender people, and several written by transsexuals for transsexuals about their experience but this is the first book written by an experienced professional specifically for transgender clients.

The Transgender Child. Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper.

A comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook which explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face when raising their children. Through extensive research and interviews the authors cover gender variance from birth to college. What do you do when your daughter’s first sentence is she’s a boy? What will happen if your small son wants to wear a dress? Is this just a phase? What do therapists say? What is gender anyway? These are just some of the topics raised and discussed, offering a deeper understanding of gender variances in children and teens.

Transgender 101. A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. Nicholas M Teich.

Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members

My Princess Boy. Cheryl Kilodavis.

Dyson loves the color pink and sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses, and sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy, and his family loves him exactly the way he is.  This story is about love and acceptance. It calls for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are. Inspired by the author’s son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love. My Princess Boy opens a dialogue about embracing uniqueness, and teaches people how to accept young children who might cross traditional gender line clothing expectations. The book promotes the understanding that as a community, we can accept and support youth for whoever they are and however they wish to look.