Sometimes it’s hard to talk about certain topics with kids, so that’s where books come in to help. Not all kids understand the word “transgender,” but it’s important to define it since there are about 700,000 people who identify as transgender in America.
Transgender students specifically may be struggling in schools because of bullying, discrimination and the fight for equal rights. Are you a boy? Are you a girl? Which bathroom do you use? Which sports team can you join? Educating children early on about what this means will help them better understand transgender individuals (of all ages).
The following books are about gender, identity, self-expression and transition. Whether you’re reading a book yourself, letting your child read on his or her own or reading with your child, grab a few of the following.