32 Books for International Transgender Day of Visibility

32 Books for International Transgender Day of Visibility
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To recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)—a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and their contributions to society and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide—we bring you 32 books that reflect stories of transgender people and characters.



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My Camino

By Patrick Warner

Reeling from the Night of Nights, an unexpected blockbuster art show, Floss, a transgender New York gallery owner, invites subversive installation artist Budsy and their best friend the Apostle John to cycle the Camino de Santiago. When Floss tells her friends about her shocking ... Read more

Smells Like Stars

By D. Nandi Ohdiambo

Kerstin Ostheim, a journalist, and P. J. Banner, a freelance photographer, have been together six months after meeting on a dating website. They are getting married in two weeks and as the wedding fast approaches, they question their compatibility while investigating mysterious ... Read more

Second Lives, Second Chances

By Donald R., M.D. Laub

 

The engrossing memoir of a plastic and reconstructive surgeon involved in groundbreaking and life-changing procedures

Through his work in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Donald Laub changed the lives of thousands of people who had been shunned by society. Dr. Laub’s ... Read more

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

By Kai Cheng Thom

At once a love letter and challenge to the traditional transgender memoir, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars is a playful, surrealist dance through queer coming of age.

A haunted young girl (who happens to be a kung-fu expert and pathological liar) runsaway from an oppressive ... Read more

Almost Feral

By Gemma Hickey

***CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER******IPPY AWARDS SILVER MEDAL, CANADA-EAST BEST REGIONAL NONFICTION CATEGORY*****BEST ATLANTIC-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD WINNER******MARGARET AND JOHN SAVAGE FIRST BOOK AWARD - NON-FICTION WINNER******CBC BOOKS WRITER TO WATCH LIST***
On July 2, 2015, ... Read more

a place called No Homeland

By Kai Cheng Thom

Winner, Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers; American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book; Finalist, Lambda Literary Award and Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender Variant Literature

This extraordinary poetry collection is ... Read more

ZOM-FAM

By Kama La Mackerel

In their debut poetry collection, Kama La Mackerel mythologizes a queer/trans narrative of and for their home island, Mauritius. Composed of expansive lyric poems, ZOM-FAM (meaning "man-woman" or "transgender" in Mauritian Kreol) is a voyage into the coming of age of a gender-creative ... Read more

Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired

By Nicola Harwood

"Wanted: lesbian couple to foster wonderful eleven-year-old African American boy with gender identity issues." Meet Antwan. Not only has he got gender issues, he's severely emotionally disturbed, severely demanding and, as he puts it, "born to argue." In the late nineties, Nicola ... Read more

JAZZ

By Elizabeth Copeland

"There is a shadow of a boy walking within me. His spirit is lightning fire. He will not be shackled. At birth, I was labeled a girl. My name is Jazz. Like the music, I am nature's improvisation."
When he is forced to leave his suburban home at age seventeen, Jazz - a transgender ... Read more

Lyric Sexology Vol. 1

By Trish Salah

Largely written before the current cultural visibility of trans lit, Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 is Salah's prescient contribution to a canon of self-determined literature that explores transness. In this case, the author sidesteps the "I" in the text and instead draws on archives--sexological, ... Read more