Tag Archives: Transitioning

Red: A Crayon’s Story

Hall, Michael. 2015. Red: A Crayon’s Story. New York: HarperCollins. In this engaging picture book, a red crayon can’t seem to color right. Every time he tries to draw a red strawberry, it comes out blue!

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin. (2012). Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. Woodbury, MN: Flux. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children is one of the most approachable trans narratives I’ve come across. The writing is stellar and the story is very relatable, with some really … Continue reading

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Soloway, Jill (Creator and Director). (2014). Transparent [Television series]. Los Angeles: Amazon Studios. Transparent debuted on September 26, 2014 on Amazon Prime and I quickly marathoned the 10 episodes. The show follows Maura, played by Jeffrey Tambor, who is coming … Continue reading

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Transgender(ed), Trans(s)exual, Trans(*), and more: which should I use?

Cristan Williams has been doing great work on the emergence of these words, primarily looking at ‘transgender’: check out Tracking Transgender; Transgender*: The Rhetorical Landscape of a Term (with K.J. Rawson); and Transgender Timeline. Same with Zagria, whose Cross-Gender, Transgender, … Continue reading

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Wittlinger, Ellen. (2007). Parrotfish. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Parrotfish is a fictional coming-of-age story about Grady, a transgender boy in high school.  The narrative is refreshing; Grady experiences unsurprising pushback from his friends and … Continue reading

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