There are countless Transgender courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today’s Revolution (2017)
- The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens (2016)
- Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue (2012)
- God and the Transgender Debate (2017)
- The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2018)
- Transgender to Transformed: A Story of Transition That Will Truly Set You Free (2019)
- The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals (2008)
- Introduction to Transgender Studies (2019)
- Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture (Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books) (2015)
- A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients (2018)
Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events.
The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens (2016)
What do you do when your son announces he is transgender and asks that you call her by a new name? Or what if your child uses a term you’ve never heard of to describe themselves (neutrois, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, androgyne…) and when you didn’t know what they meant, they left the room and now won’t speak to you about it?
Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes.
What is transgender and gender fluidity? What does God’s Word actually say about these issues? How can the gospel be good news for someone experiencing gender dysphoria? How should churches respond? This warm, faithful and careful book helps Christians understand what the Bible says about gender identity. It will help us to engage lovingly, thoughtfully and faithfully with one of the most explosive cultural discussions of our day.
The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2018)
Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It’s what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as well as major setbacks.
Today’s culture is drowning in the lies of the "born that way" ideology that claims desires and feelings cannot change or be overridden. Transgender to Transformed chronicles the story of Laura Perry, a former transgender, who believed those same lies and was determined to never return to being female no matter what it cost her.
This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college.
This is the first introductory textbook intended for transgender/trans studies at the undergraduate level. The book can also be used for related courses in LGBTQ, queer, and gender/feminist studies.It encompasses and connects global contexts, intersecting identities, historic and contemporary issues, literature, history, politics, art, and culture.
Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture (Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books) (2015)
Few topics are more contested today than gender identity. In the fog of the culture war, complex issues like gender dysphoria are reduced to slogans and sound bites. And while the war rages over language, institutions and political allegiances, transgender individuals are the ones who end up being the casualties. Mark Yarhouse, an expert in sexual identity and therapy, challenges the church to rise above the political hostilities and listen to people’s stories.
A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients (2018)
Transgender and gender nonconforming (TNGC) clients have complex mental health concerns, and are more likely than ever to seek out treatment.
Best Transgender Books Worth Your Attention
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some transgender books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
University of Oxford Transgender Guidance
Author(s): Caroline Moughton, Equality & Diversity Unit
ID: 2391955, Publisher: Oxford University, Year: June 2013, Size: 589 Kb, Format: pdf
Transgender Issues and Later Life
Author(s): Age UK
ID: 2396550, Publisher: Age UK Love Later Life, Year: July 2019, Size: 586 Kb, Format: pdf
Rethinking Transgender Identities; Reflections from Around the Globe
Author(s): Lynda Johnston, Petra Doan
ID: 3205786, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.