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Let's Talk About Gender - Kids

    Tomboy Trouble

    Tomboy Trouble - Sharon Dennis Wyeth

    When Georgia, an eight-year-old girl, cuts her hair very short and plays baseball the children in her new school ask her if she's a boy.

    EASY READER 2 Wyeth, S. 
    A Boy Named Queen

    A Boy Named Queen - Sara Cassidy

    Evelyn befriends Queen, the new boy in town, who does not seem to get fazed by bullies and lives by his own rules, and soon begins to learn new things about the world and herself.

    CHILDREN FICTION Cassidy, S.
    I am Jazz!

    I am Jazz! - Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

    Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.  

    PICTURE BOOK Jennings, J.
    Jacob's New Dress

    Jacob's New Dress - Sarah Hoffman

    Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school, too.

    PICTURE BOOK Hoffman, S.
    Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

    Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress - Christine Baldacchino; illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

    A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school.

    PICTURE BOOK Baldacchino, C.
    Rough, Tough Charlie

    Rough, Tough Charlie - Verla Kay

    CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Parkhurst, C. 2007  
    Red: A Crayon's Story

    Red: A Crayon's Story - Michael Hall

    Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

    PICTURE BOOK Hall, M.
    The Princess in Black

    The Princess in Black - Shannon Hale & Dean Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

    Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom's goats.  

    CHILDREN FICTION Hale, S.
    10,000 Dresses

    10,000 Dresses - Marcus Ewert

    Bailey longs to wear the beautiful dresses of her dreams but is ridiculed by her unsympathetic family which rejects her true perception of herself.

    PICTURE BOOK Ewert, M.
    George

    George - Alex Gino

    When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part, because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan.

    CD CHILDREN FICTION Gino, A.
    Lily and Dunkin

    Lily and Dunkin - Donna Gephart

    Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.

    CD CHILDREN FICTION Gephart, D.
    Riding Freedom

    Riding Freedom - Pam Muñoz Ryan

    A fictionalized account of Charley (Charlotte) Parkhurst who ran away from an orphanage, posed as a boy, moved to California, and fooled everyone by her appearance.

    CD CHILDREN FICTION Ryan, P
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