Tag Archives: Gender Non-Conforming

Julián is a Mermaid

Love, Jessica. Julián is a Mermaid. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2018. In this utterly charming picture book, a young child dreams about being a mermaid—and finds unconditional love and support from his grandmother.

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Lizard Radio

Schmatz, Pat. 2015. Lizard Radio. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. Kivali Kerwin just turned 15 and her foster mother Sheila has dropped her off at CropCamp for indoctrination into the regulated behaviors and emotions required by the government. Despite being upset … Continue reading

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Baldacchino, Christine (Writer) and Isabelle Malenfant (Illustrator). 2014. Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress. Toronto: Groundwood Books. Morris Micklewhite loves to paint, play dress-up, and use his imagination to construct dazzling new worlds.

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Jacob’s New Dress

Hoffman, Sarah & Ian (writers) & Chris Case (illustrator). 2014. Jacob’s New Dress. Chicago: Albert Whitman & Company.

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Nonbinary Gender Identities in Media: An Annotated Bibliography

I compiled an annotated bibliography of media (books, film, television, and Web) by and about people who identify as nonbinary. I’ve also included a glossary. This resource is published on the GLBTRT Professional Tools page. Check it out here!

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God Loves Hair

Shraya, Vivek (Author) and Neufeld, Juliana (Illustrator). (2014). God Loves Hair. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press. This tiny book is a beautiful gem. In 21 very short stories, Vivek Shraya leads the reader on a gentle exploration of his childhood and … Continue reading

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My Princess Boy

Kilodavis, Cheryl (Author) and DeSimone, Suzanne (Illustrator). (2011). My Princess Boy: A Mom’s Story About a Young Boy Who Loves to Dress Up. New York, NY: Aladdin. The title page of My Princess Boy includes a lovely thought: “As a … Continue reading

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Brooklyn, Burning

Brezenoff, Steve. (2011). Brooklyn, Burning. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Lab. Brooklyn, Burning is an exquisite piece of literature with nuanced character development and beautiful cityscape descriptions. Themes of poverty, alcohol and drug abuse, and parental neglect are woven throughout the characters’ … Continue reading

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