5 books for kids and teens that positively portray trans and gender-diverse lives

Fri, 21 Apr 2023 14:30:22 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"International Transgender Day of Visibility is an opportunity to celebrate
trans and gender-diverse people – and to raise awareness of the ongoing
discrimination they experience.

Trans and gender-diverse people experience higher levels of depression,
anxiety, self-harm and suicidal behaviours than the general population.

Recent events in Australia, the United Kingdom and the US remind us of the need
to promote acceptance of trans and gender-diverse young people, and to support
their mental health and wellbeing.

Community, school and family are vital tools for this.

So are books that positively represent trans and gender-diverse experiences,
themes and issues. Such books can expand young people’s awareness,
understanding and acceptance of gender differences from an early age. They also
validate the lived experience of trans and gender-diverse youth.

The five books below all positively portray trans and gender-diverse lives in
age-appropriate ways."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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