Trans* Books

Trans* Books

Lock Lock
Do you have any favorite trans* centered books (fiction or non-fiction)?

Was there a particular book that you related most to?

Is there a book you wish every cis gendered person would read?
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scaredlittleboy scaredlittleboy
I'm reading Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger right now; it's interesting. I am relating to it so far but it doesn't really have anything going on with it besides the main character's transness.

I just read Crossing Lines by Paul Volponi and it was TERRIBLE. It was all through the perspective of a really transphobic highschooler and he comes around at the end, but it sucked reading his thoughts about the trans character.

For nonfiction, Kate Bornstein and Susan Stryker are great authors.
03/04/2012
Lock Lock
I've only read parts of Crossing Lines, but I found it pretty difficult myself.
03/05/2012
scaredlittleboy scaredlittleboy
Yeah. I just finished Parrotfish and it was alright. I didn't like the end very much, but they handled the trans narrater well.
03/06/2012
tardisblue tardisblue
Quote:
Originally posted by Lock
Do you have any favorite trans* centered books (fiction or non-fiction)?

Was there a particular book that you related most to?

Is there a book you wish every cis gendered person would read?
Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein is my favorite gender related book I've read, and I wish it was required reading for all people regardless of gender identity! That's the book I most often recommend to my friends who want to know what being trans* is like. I also really like Gender Outlaw: The Next Generation, which is an anthology of essays by trans* and other gender variant people.
03/10/2012
Interesante Interesante
I'm going to keep an eye on this thread for my reading list!

I haven't read any good trans*-centric books, unfortunately. 8(
03/10/2012
hatman hatman
I haven't read many trans* centered books but during high school I read Luna by Julie Anne Peters and I liked it
03/10/2012
lukas24 lukas24
Fiction: I Am J by Cris Beam
Pretty good, although rather stereotypical.
03/14/2012
xxjoel xxjoel
Parrotfish and I Am J are both really good for teenagers, but like I wish there was more of a variety. Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett is also awesome.
03/15/2012
scaredlittleboy scaredlittleboy
Quote:
Originally posted by xxjoel
Parrotfish and I Am J are both really good for teenagers, but like I wish there was more of a variety. Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett is also awesome.
Ooh, I'll have to read that. I love Terry Pratchett!
03/17/2012
jesseftm jesseftm
I loved The Last Time I Wore a Dress but I don't remember it now. The most recent trans* book I read was Nobody Passes. I really enjoyed it but I never finished it. Come to think of it, I'm not sure where that book is...
03/19/2012
transfag transfag
Sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but...

non-ficiton:
Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg
My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein
Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue by Leslie Feinberg
That's Revolting! edited by Matilda Bernstein Sycamore

Fiction:
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

summary: I can't even contain how much I love Feinberg Stone Butch Blues was the first trans* book I ever read, and even though I am not non-binary, I really connected with the character (who is basically Feinberg)
05/09/2012
ghalik ghalik
Luna by Julie Anne Peters

It's been a while since I read it and I should read it again.
05/09/2012
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