Transgender Day of Remembrance Reading List

November 20th, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance Reading List

Description

November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember trans people who have been murdered or died by suicide and reflect on the transphobia that led to these deaths.

According to data from Transrespect, at least 350 trans and gender-diverse people were murdered between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 worldwide. Of that, 98 percent were trans women or trans feminine people. Black, Brown, or Indigenous people of color made up 79 percent of those murdered in the US.

The New Orleans Public Library stands in solidarity with our trans and non-binary colleagues, visitors & friends. The Library is committed to equity and condemns all acts of discrimination, violence, or exclusion.

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Library has compiled a reading list featuring titles for all ages centering on trans and gender expansive experience.

Adult Nonfiction
Rebent Sinner by Ivan E. Coyote
I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shaya
Homie by Danez Smith
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes From the End of the World by Kai Cheng Thom
Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia
Disintegrate/Dissociate by Arielle Twist
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics by Andrea Abi-karam
Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era by Jason Baumann & Roxane Gay
The Kilroys List : 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights. Volume One
Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender and Non-Binary Voices by Freiya Benson
Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us by C. N. Lester
The Queer & Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression by Anneliese Singh, Ph.D.
The Trans Partner Handbook: A Guide for When Your Partner Transitions by Jo Green

Adult Fiction
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
Little Fish by Casey Plett
The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
Stone Butch Blues: A Novel by Leslie Feinberg
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
The House of Impossible Beauties By Joseph Cassara
Trans-Galactic Bike Ride: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories of Transgender and Nonbinary Adventurers by Lydia Rogue
Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes by Lilah Sturges
Nevada by Imogen Binnie
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Small Beauty by Jia Qing Wilson-Yang
Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Meanwhile, Elsewhere : Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers

Young Adult
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callendar
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Dreadnought by April Daniels
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
Blood Sport by Tash McAdams
By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Going Off Script by Jen Wilde
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cory McCarthy
Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve
A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Mady G
A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni
Spellhacker by M.K. England
Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith
We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia

Middle Grade
Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker
Hurricane Child by Kacen Callendar
George by Alex Gino Ana on the Edge by A. J. Sass
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
Rick by Alex Gino
The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean

Picture Books
I am Jazz! by Jessica Herthel
The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya
God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom
I Promise by Catherine Hernandez
I'm Not a Girl by Maddox Lyons
My Rainbow by Trinity Neal
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff

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