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The Books page is a collection of works of both fiction and non-fiction authored by gender diverse individuals outside of the cis binary. It includes a wide range of subjects and we encourage further contributions to the list as it grows. Additionally, other reader advisory elements such as reviews and user-submitted reading lists will appear here as the article expands.

Our section on useful library tools can also help you develop lists of your favorite books to add to the page or submit to LilianaUmbra for help in doing so. The tips can also help in finding copies to purchase online or borrow from your local libraries.

Useful library tools

  • Worldcat is the largest online library catalog in the world, useful for both finding available copies of books on this list at local libraries worldwide, and collecting cataloging data (such as authorship, edition, available versions in other languages ISBN, ISSN, etc). Simply search by ISBN or title to find a detailed listing including branches in your area.
  • Goodreads is a very useful tool for organizing reading lists (called shelves), gathering reviews, finding books organized by genre, and connect with book selling and library sites such as Amazon and Worldcat. It also has an extensive list of quotes and assists using books you've enjoyed to suggest more titles. A great way to expand your collection. As you make your way through books by gender diverse authors, be sure to review and shelve your collection to share with other MGS explorers!
  • Library Extension (Chrome) an extension that connects to the major online book vendors as well as Goodreads and provides you with how many copies are available within your local library branches.

List of books

Title Author Type Publisher Year ISBN Purchase Review
George Alex Gino Children Scholastic Press 2015 9780545812542 Buy Review
At Home On The Stroll: My Twenty Years as A Prostitute in Canada Alexandra Highcrest Memoir A.A. Knopf Canada 1997 9780676970531 Buy Review
Doll Parts Amanda Lepore Memoir Atria Books 2017 9781942872856 Buy Review
Dreadnought: Nemesis - Book One April Daniels Fiction Diversion Publishing 2017 9781682300688 Buy Review
Sovereign: Nemesis - Book Two April Daniels Fiction Diversion Publishing 2017 9781682308240 Buy Review
Some Assembly Required: The Not-so-secret Life of A Transgender Teen Arin Andrews Memoir Simon & Schuster 2014 9781481416757 Buy Review
Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas Betsy Warland Memoir Dagger Editions 2016 9781987915167 Buy Review
Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing Betsy Warland Non Fiction Cormorant Books 2010 9781897151785 Buy Review
The Drowning Girl Caitlín R. Kiernan Fiction Roc 2012 9780451464163 Buy Review
The Red Tree Caitlín R. Kiernan Fiction Roc 2009 9780451462763 Buy Review
Silk (Silk #1) Caitlín R. Kiernan Fiction Roc 2002 9780451459008 Buy Review
Murder of Angels (Silk, #2) Caitlín R. Kiernan Fiction Roc 2004 9780451459961 Buy Review
Beowulf Caitlín R. Kiernan Fiction Harper Entertainment 2007 9780061341281 Buy Review
Alabaster Caitlín R. Kiernan Graphic Novel Subterranean Press 2006 9781596060609 Buy Review
The Ape's Wife (And Other Stories) Caitlín R. Kiernan Fiction Subterranean Press 2013 9781596065864 Buy Review
A Safe Girl To Love Casey Plett Fiction Topside Press 2014 9781627290067 Buy Review
Which One Is The Bridge Charles Theonia Poetry Topside Press 2015 9781627290135 Buy Review
All The Birds In The Sky Charlie Jane Anders Fiction Titan Books 2016 9780765379948 Buy Review
You Only Live Twice Chase Joynt Non Fiction Coach House Books 2016 9781552453315 Buy Review
Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man Chaz Bono Memoir Dutton 2011 9780525952145 Buy Review
The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care Collection Non Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2016 9781551526584 Buy Review
Untangling The Knot Collection Non Fiction Ooligan Press 2015 9781932010756 Buy Review
Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs Collection Non Fiction Vintage Books 2005 9781400030149 Buy Review
The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction Collection Fiction Vintage Books 1999 9780679759522 Buy Review
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community Collection Non Fiction Oxford University Press 2014 9780199325351 Buy Review
Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children Collection Non Fiction Cleis Press 2012 9781573447881 Buy Review
Trans Activism in Canada Collection / Dan Irving Non Fiction Canadian Scholars' Press Inc 2014 9781551305370 Buy Review
The Last Time I Wore A Dress Daphne Scholinski Memoir Riverhead Books 1997 9781573220774 Buy Review
Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law Dean Spade Non Fiction South End Press 2015 9780822360407 Buy Review
Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World Deirdre N. McCloskey Non Fiction University of Chicago Press 2016 9780226333991 Buy Review
Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World Deirdre N. McCloskey Non Fiction University of Chicago Press 2010 9780226556659 Buy Review
The Bourgeois Virtues : Ethics for an Age of Commerce Deirdre N. McCloskey Non Fiction University of Chicago Press 2006 9780226556635 Buy Review
Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure Eli Clare Non Fiction Duke University Press 2017 9780822362876 Buy Review
Exile & Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation Eli Clare Non Fiction Duke University Press 2015 9780822360162 Buy Review
Unteachable Elliott Wake Fiction Atria 2014 9781476786407 Buy Review
Black Iris Elliott Wake Fiction Atria 2015 9781476786421 Buy Review
Cam Girl Elliott Wake Fiction Atria 2015 9781501114991 Buy Review
Passage Gwen Benaway Poetry Kegedonce Press 2016 9781928120087 Buy Review
Nevada Imogen Binnie Fiction Topside Press 2013 9780983242239 Buy Review
Darling Days: A Memoir iO Tillet Wright Memoir Ecco 2016 9780062663160 Buy Review
Bow Grip Ivan Coyote Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2007 9781551522135 Buy Review
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme Ivan Coyote Non Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2011 9781551523972 Buy Review
The Slow Fix Ivan Coyote Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2009 9781551522470 Buy Review
Tomboy Survival Guide Ivan Coyote Memoir Arsenal Pulp Press 2016 9781551526560 Buy Review
The Drag King Book J. Jack Halberstam Non Fiction Serpent's Tail 1999 9781852426071 Buy Review
In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (Sexual Cultures) J. Jack Halberstam Non Fiction New York University Press 2005 9780814735855 Buy Review
The Queer Art of Failure J. Jack Halberstam Non Fiction Duke University Press 2011 9780822350453 Buy Review
Transphobia: Deal with It and Be a Gender Transcender J. Wallace Skelton Non Fiction James Lorimer & Company Ltd. 2017 9781459407664 Buy Review
Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress (The Pax Britannica Trilogy, #1) Jan Morris Non Fiction Faber and Faber 2013 9780571194667 Buy Review
Pax Britannica: The Climax Of An Empire(The Pax Britannica Trilogy, #2) Jan Morris Non Fiction Faber and Faber 2013 9780571086467 Buy Review
Trieste and The Meaning of Nowhere Jan Morris Non Fiction Simon & Schuster 2002 9780743201285 Buy Review
Conundrum Jan Morris Non Fiction Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1974 9780151225637 Buy Review
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More Janet Mock Memoir Atria Books 2014 9781476709123 Buy Review
Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me Janet Mock Memoir Atria Books 2017 9781501145797 Buy Review
Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities Jason Cromwell Non Fiction University of Illinois Press 1999 9780252068256 Buy Review
I Am Jazz Jazz Jennings Children Dial Books for Young Readers 2014 9780803741072 Buy Review
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Jazz Jennings Memoir Crown 2016 9780399554643 Buy Review
She’s Not There: a Life in Two Genders Jennifer Finney Boylan Memoir Broadway Books 2004 9780767914048 Buy Review
I’m Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted Jennifer Finney Boylan Memoir Broadway Books 2008 9780767921749 Buy Review
Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Generations Jennifer Finney Boylan Memoir Crown 2013 9780767921763 Buy Review
Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror (Falcon Quinn #1) Jennifer Finney Boylan Children Katherine Tegen Books 2009 9780061728327 Buy Review
Falcon Quinn and the Crimson Vapor (Falcon Quinn #2) Jennifer Finney Boylan Children Katherine Tegen Books 2011 9780061728358 Buy Review
Long Black Veil Jennifer Finney Boylan Fiction Crown 2017 9780451496324 Buy Review
Small Beauty jia qing wilson-yang Fiction Metonymy Press 2016 9780994047120 Buy Review
There Should Be Flowers Joshua Jennifer Espinoza Poetry Civil Coping Mechanisms 2016 9781937865733 Buy Review
Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders Joy Ladin Memoir The University of Wisconsin Press 2012 9780299287306 Buy Review
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive Julia Serano Non Fiction Seal Press 2013 9781580055048 Buy Review
Trans: A Memoir Juliet Jacques Memoir Verso 2015 9781784781651 Buy Review
Hollow Pike Juno Dawson Fiction Indigo 2012 9781780620039 Buy Review
This Book Is Gay Juno Dawson Non Fiction Hot Key Books 2014 9781471403958 Buy Review
Under My Skin Juno Dawson Fiction eBook 2015 9781471402975 Buy Review
Say Her Name Juno Dawson Fiction Hot Key Books 2014 9781471402449 Buy Review
a place called No Homeland Kai Cheng Thom Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2017 9781551526799 Buy Review
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea Kai Cheng Thom Children Arsenal Pulp Press 2017 9781551527093 Buy Review
Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws Kate Bornstein Non Fiction Seven Stories Press 2006 9781583227206 Buy Review
My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity Kate Bornstein Non Fiction Routledge 2013 9780415538657 Buy Review
A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today Kate Bornstein Non Fiction Beacon Press 2012 9780807001653 Buy Review
Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition Katie Rain Hill Memoir Simon & Schuster 2014 9781481418232 Buy Review
When The Chant Comes Kay Ulanday Barrett Poetry Topside Press 2016 9781627290159 Buy Review
The Boy's Body Book - Fourth Edition Kelli Dunham Children Applesauce Press 2015 9781604335743 Buy Review
Reacquainted With Life Kokumo Poetry Topside Press 2016 9781627290166 Buy Review
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout Laura Jane Grace Memoir Hachette Books 2016 9780316387958 Buy Review
Me Hijra, Me Laxmi Laxmi Memoir Oxford University Press 2015 9780199458264 Buy Review
Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Memoir Arsenal Pulp Press 2015 9781551526003 Buy Review
Bodymap Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Poetry Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd. 2015 9781927494509 Buy Review
Stone Butch Blues Leslie Feinberg Fiction Firebrand Books 1993 9781563410291 Buy Review
Thor Lilah Sturges Graphic Novel Marvel 2013 9780785153795 Buy Review
Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! Lilah Sturges Graphic Novel DC Comics 2010 9781401226060 Buy Review
House of Mystery: Rooms & Boredom Lilah Sturges Graphic Novel Vertigo 2008 9781401220792 Buy Review
House of Mystery: Love Stories for Dead People Lilah Sturges Graphic Novel Vertigo 2009 9781401222765 Buy Review
Improvise, Girl, Improvise Lilith Latini Poetry Topside Press 2015 9781627290128 Buy Review
Telegram Maranda Elizabeth Fiction Mend My Dress Press 2012 9780985013165 Buy Review
Virtually Human: The Promise—and the Peril—of Digital Immortality Martine Rothblatt Non Fiction St. Martin's Press 2014 9781250046918 Buy Review
Just Add Hormones: An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience Matt Kailey Non Fiction Beacon Press 2005 9780807079584 Buy Review
The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male Max Wolf Valerio Memoir Seal Press 2006 9781580051736 Buy Review
If I Was Your Girl Meredith Russo Fiction Flatiron Books 2016 9781250078407 Buy Review
Videogames For Humans Merritt Kopas Non Fiction Instar Books 2015 9780990452843 Buy Review
Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives volume 1 Nia King Non Fiction Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 2014 9781492215646 Buy Review
Queer and Trans Artists of Color volume 2 Nia King Non Fiction Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 2016 9781988139005 Buy Review
Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender Nick Krieger Memoir Beacon Press 2011 9780807000922 Buy Review
She Is Sitting in the Night: Re-visioning Thea’s Tarot Oliver Pickle Fiction Metonymy Press 2015 9780994047106 Buy Review
Lizard Radio Pat Schmatz Fiction Candlewick Press 2015 9780763676353 Buy Review
Bluefish Pat Schmatz Fiction Candlewick Press 2011 9780763653347 Buy Review
A Secret Woman Rachel Pollack Fiction Minotaur Books 2002 9780312246594 Buy Review
Godmother Night Rachel Pollack Fiction Abacus 1996 9780349108360 Buy Review
The Forest of Souls: A Walk in the Tarot Rachel Pollack Non Fiction Llewellyn Publications 2002 9781567185331 Buy Review
First Spring Grass Fire Rae Spoon Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2012 9781551524801 Buy Review
Gender Failure Rae Spoon Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2014 9781551525365 Buy Review
Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender Riki Anne Wilchins Non Fiction Firebrand Books 1997 9781563410918 Buy Review
Rituals (Rhapsody of Blood, #1) Roz Kaveney Fantasy Plus One Press 2012 9780984436279 Buy Review
Seasonal Velocities Ryka Aoki Poetry Trans-Genre Press 2012 9780985110505 Buy Review
Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul Ryka Aoki Poetry biyuti publishing 2015 9780991900855 Buy Review
Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter S. Bear Bergman Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2013 9781551525112 Buy Review
Lost Boi Sassafras Lowrey Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2015 9781551525815 Buy Review
Real Talk for Teens: A Jump-Start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond Seth Jamison Rainess Non Fiction Harbor View Press 2015 9780982405321 Buy Review
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution Shiri Eisner Nonfiction Seal Press 2013 9781580054744 Buy Review
Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best Of Kimchi Cuddles Sophie Labelle Graphic Novel Independent Pub Group 2016 9780996460118 Buy Review
I've Got A Time Bomb Sybil Lamb Fiction Topside Press 2014 9781627290111 Buy Review
Drew (Changers #1) T. Cooper Fiction Black Sheep 2014 9781617751950 Buy Review
Oryon (Changers #2) T. Cooper Fiction Black Sheep 2015 9781617753077 Buy Review
Kim (Changers #3) T. Cooper Fiction Black Sheep 2016 9781617754890 Buy Review
A Fictional History of the United States (with Huge Chunks Missing) T. Cooper Fiction Akashic 2006 9781933354026 Buy Review
Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy Thomas Beatie Memoir Seal Press 2008 9781580052870 Buy Review
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man Thomas Page McBee Memoir City Lights Publishers 2014 9780872866249 Buy Review
Where's the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad Trevor MacDonald Memoir Trans Canada Press 2016 9780991964505 Buy Review
Wanting In Arabic Trish Salah Poetry Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers 2002 9781927494301 Buy Review
Never Coming Home Tyler Vile Poetry Topside Press 2015 9781627290142 Buy Review
God Loves Hair Vivek Shraya Children Arsenal Pulp Press 2014 9781551525433 Buy Review
She Of The Mountains Vivek Shraya Fiction Arsenal Pulp Press 2014 9781551525600 Buy Review
Even This Page Is White Vivek Shraya Poetry Arsenal Pulp Press 2016 9781551526416 Buy Review
The Boy And The Bindi Vivek Shraya Children Arsenal Pulp Press 2016 9781551526683 Buy Review
Hiding in Plain Sight Zane Thimmesch-Gill Memoir Riverdale Avenue Books 2015 9781626011793 Buy Review