Sacramento Public Library

Let's Talk About Gender - Teens

    Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition

    Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition - Katie Rain Hill, with Ariel Schrag

    In this Young Adult memoir, a transgender girl shares her personal journey of growing up as a boy and then undergoing gender reassignment during her teens.

    TEEN 306.768 H646 2014
    The ABC's of LGBT+

    The ABC's of LGBT+ - Ashley Mardell

    Shares in-depth definitions of LGBT+ terms, and offers personal anecdotes from LGBT+ people.

    TEEN 306.76 M322 2016
    Some Assembly Required

    Some Assembly Required - Arin Andrews

    Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning teen memoir.

    TEEN 306.768 A565 2014
    One in Every Crowd

    One in Every Crowd - Ivan E. Coyote

    Stories for everyone who has ever felt alone in their struggle to be true to themselves. These are honest, wry, plain-spoken tales about gender, identity and family.

    TEEN FICTION Coyote, I. 
    None of the Above

    None of the Above - I. W. Gregorio

    A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex...and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

    TEEN FICTION Gregorio, I.
    Girl Mans Up

    Girl Mans Up - M-E Girard

    In Ontario, Pen is a sixteen-year-old girl who looks like a boy. She's fine with it, but everyone else is uncomfortable--especially her Portuguese immigrant parents and her manipulative neighbor who doesn't want her to find a group of real friends.

    TEEN FICTION Girard, M.
    Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

    Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - edited by Kelly Jensen

    A scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures, and featuring more than forty-four pieces, including an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.

    TEEN 305.42 H542 2017 
    Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

    Beautiful Music for Ugly Children - Kirstin Cronn-Mills

    Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents--all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school.

    TEEN FICTION Cronn-Mills, K.
    When the Moon Was Ours

    When the Moon Was Ours - Anna-Marie McLemore

    To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they're willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

    TEEN FICTION McLemore, A.
    If I Was Your Girl

    If I Was Your Girl - Meredith Russo

    Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

    TEEN FICTION Russo, M.
    Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen

    Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen - Jazz Jennings

    Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 most influential teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.

    TEEN 306.768 J543 2016
    Beyond Magenta

    Beyond Magenta - Susan Kuklin

    Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

    CD TEEN 306.768 K96 2014
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