Middle Grade Books with Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Non-Conforming Characters

It’s only in the last ten years that we’ve seen books for young readers begin to reflect the lived experiences of transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming young people. Fortunately, more and more books are portraying these experiences, giving voice to children who otherwise might feel isolated or unseen. Seeing one’s own story, or a story like one’s own, in a book is a powerful self-affirmation. Likewise, seeing someone else’s story in a book creates a meaningful bond of empathy. Whatever your personal gender identity or that of your young readers, explore these amazing middle grade books featuring transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming characters. Their stories are filled with all of the beauty, magic, and joy you could want to read.