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Be The Understanding Parent With These 4 Important Transgender Books

Young people need to know about being comfortable in their own skin is their right and absolutely okay.

Transgender issues are an ongoing battle in the feminist movement currently. The rights of children and stigma are at a critical point, and these books are incredibly key to educating all members of our society on how to approach this issue.

What’s great about these books in particular is that they’re written for both young people and parents alike. A great foundation for discussion about acceptance and unconditional love and respect.

Give these a read, and let us know what you think!

#1 The Lion and the Elephant by M Dorsett

The Lion and The Elephant is a children’s art book! It has a gender-neutral storyline, which was intentional by the Author and Illustrator. Pages upon pages of coloring book fun, drawing tutorials, paired with an endearing story about friendship. Your child will create their very own magical story! Perfect for ages 4-11.

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#2 Thriving Through Transition by Denise O’Doherty

For many parents, finding out that their child wishes to undergo a gender change can rip the floor from under their feet. This book gives a concise and clear insight into the child’s emotions, the kind of support they require, and suggestions for the right things to say to express your unwavering love. It covers a broad spectrum of issues from religion to social issues that the transgender community unfortunately still face.

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#3 Sam the Transformer by K. J Armstrong

Sam knew she was not quite the same as the other girls, and she was not sure why. Sam has always felt like she doesn’t quite fit. She doesn’t like dresses and their swish-swish on her legs; she doesn’t like playing with dolls either, and she’d much rather climb on the jungle gym with the boys during her lunch. Although she’s not sure why she’s different, she knows that she is. Then one day Sam learns something that completely transforms her world…

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#4 Gender: Your Guide by Lee Airton PhD

Gender is now a global conversation, and one that is constantly evolving. Guided by professor and gender diversity advocate Lee Airton, PhD, you will learn how gender works in everyday life; how to use accurate terminology to refer to transgender, nonbinary, and/or gender-nonconforming individuals; and how to ask when you aren’t sure what to do or say. Just like gender itself, being gender-friendly is a process for all of us. Gender: Your Guide invites everyone on board to make gender more flexible and less constricting: a source of more joy, and less harm, for everyone.

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Contributors to this article
MDorsett from Bootstrap Publications

Adina Mahalli from EnlightenedReality

Janine Hornsby from Austin Macauley Publishers

Sarah Armour from Simon & Schuster

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