Transgender Day of Visibility: Teen Books

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List curated by Ari
In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility (3/31), we are sharing some of our favorite teen books by trans authors, featuring trans characters, or exploring gender. We hope you'll read, celebrate, and support these books all year long. 
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family.
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Felix Love, a transgender seventeen-year-old, attempts to get revenge by catfishing his anonymous bully, but lands in a quasi-love triangle with his former enemy and his best friend.
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore 
As their deep friendship turns to love, Latina teenager Miel, who grows roses from her wrist, and Italian-Pakistani Samir, a transgender boy, fear their secrets will be exposed by the beautiful Bonner girls, four sisters rumored to be witches.
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith
Told in two voices, Pony, who is concealing his transgender identity at his new Texas high school, and Georgia, a cisgender cheerleader counting the days until she graduates, develop a complicated relationship.
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
After coming out as nonbinary, Ben must leave home and goes to live with a sister and her husband to finish the last year of high school.
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
Lambasted in the tabloids after a night of reckless partying, bisexual teen drummer Emmy King turns to her friends for support and evaluates the wisdom of getting romantically involved with her bandmate Alfie, which may trigger another scandal.
Spellhacker by M.K. England 
Diz and her friends are in the business of stealing magic, or maz, but when their plan for one more heist blows up in their faces, they find themselves trying to unravel a conspiracy at the very center of the spellplague.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster.
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
In an alternate wild West, five girls escape from the welcome house that owns them and embark on a dangerous journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge.
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
After an ancient prophecy is betrayed, a world ruled by a long line of goddesses is split in two--one half in perpetual day, and the other in an endless night--and two young twin goddesses set out on separate and equally dangerous journeys to the Breach that divides them, hoping to save their broken world.
The author reccounts how her public experiences have influenced her attitude towards the transgender community, as she works to educate others about transgender experiences while navigating the challenges of being a teenager.
Before I Had the Words by Skylar Kergil
The transgender activist and YouTube personality discusses his life, his relationship with his family members, and how he finally found self-acceptance.
Trans Mission by Alex Bertie
A brave firsthand account of author Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, and a guide for transitioning teens
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
Poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary.
All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
A first book by the prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist shares personal essays that chronicle their childhood, adolescence and college years as a Black queer youth, exploring subjects ranging from gender identity and toxic masculinity to structural marginalization and Black joy.
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