Transgender Day of Remembrance
The new CBC Holidays Series will explore stories that relate to specific holidays so that kid, and adult, readers can celebrate in the best way we know how… with a good book!
Today, Saturday, November 20th, we celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day where we acknowledge and commend transgender individuals of all ages. It isn’t always easy to discover one’s identity, much less share one’s true self with loved ones and friends, so we compiled a few books to show how to support and care for transgender people in our lives. Let’s pick up a book and celebrate a day where we commemorate all expressions of gender identity and share love and hope.
A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by J.R. Zuckerberg; illus. Mady G (Oni Press) — Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA+, Science, Teen.
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings (Random House Children’s Books) — Nonfiction, Prose, LGBTQIA+, Biography / Memoir, Teen.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin (Candlewick Press) — Nonfiction, Prose, LGBTQIA+, Biography / Memoir, Teen.
Blood Sport by Tash McAdam (Orca Book Publishers) — Fiction, Prose, LGBTQIA+, Mystery / Thriller, Teen.
Growing Up Trans: In Our Own Words edited by Dr. Lindsay Herriot and Kate Fry (Orca Book Publishers) — Nonfiction, Prose, LGBTQIA+, Biography / Memoir, Contemporary, Teen.
Iphigenia Murphy by Sara Hosey (Blackstone Publishing) — Fiction, Prose, Coming of Age, Mental/Physical Health, LGBTQIA+, Teen.
Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story by Sonia Patel (Cinco Puntos Press) — Fiction, Prose, LGBTQIA+, Romance, Mental/Physical Health, Teen.
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith (HarperTeen / HarperCollins) — Fiction, Prose, LGBTQIA+, Romance, Coming of Age, Teen.
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group) — Fiction, Prose, LGBTQIA+, Teen.
The Fighting Infantryman: The Story of Albert D. J. Cashier, Transgender Civil War Soldier by Rob Sanders; illus. Nabi H. Ali (Simon & Schuster) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, LGBTQIA+, History, Action / Adventure, ages 4-6.
This Day in June by Gayle Pitman; illus. Kristyna Litten (Magination Press) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, LGBTQIA+, ages 4-6.
TRANS+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Kathryn Gonzales (MBA) and Karen Rayne (PhD); illus. Anne Passchier and Nyk Rayne (Magination Press) — Nonfiction, Prose, LGBTQIA+, Mental/Physical Health, Teen.