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Calamus Bookstore
New England's Complete GLBT bookstore
92B South Street Boston MA 02111
Phone: 617-338-1931
Notes: Wonderful independently owned shop. (Link Checked 8/12)

General

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue By Nicholas M. Teich, LCSW
Published by Columbia University Press, is being released today. It is a well-rounded resource for friends and family of transgender people, helping professionals, academics, or anyone interested in the subject at all. More info is available at [1].
(Link Checked 8/12)

Transgender History (Seal Studies) by Susan Stryker
Ages: Non Fiction... Mature YA- Adults
“Covers the transgender American history from the mid-twentieth century to today.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and Their Families (Haworth Marriage and the Family)
by Arlene Istar Lev
Ages: Non Fiction... Mature YA- Adults
“The book examines: 6 stages of transgender emergence, coming out trans, deconstruction of sex and gender identity, difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, power of personal narrative, etiology and typographies of transgenderism, clinical treatment models, alternative treatment modalities.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

Anders, Charles, Greenery Press, 2002. The Lazy Crossdresser
A humorous and very practical guide to cross-dressing.
(Link Checked 8/12)

Brown, Mildred L. and Chloe Ann Rounsley, Jossey-Bass, 1996. True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals
Millie Brown, a well-known and well-loved gender therapist, presents a very readable and accurate description of the psychology and lives of transsexuals in this popular book.
(Link Checked 8/12)

Bornstein, Kate (1997). My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely’’’.
ISBN 978-0415916738
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Rose, Lannie, Lulu Press, 2004. How To Change Your Sex: A Lighthearted Look at the Hardest Thing You'll Ever Do
An amusing and practical guide to everything you need to know for your sex change.
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Fox, Katrina and O'Keefe, Tracie. Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex and Gender Diversity
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Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be
Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be... by Jacinta Bunnell, Irit Reinheimer
Ages: Any Age
“This Book Challenges Gender and says that it is okay to step outside the lines.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Ages: 14 and up
MTF YA fictional “unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not by Joanne Herman
Joanne Herman, a transgender woman who read everything in sight to understand her own gender incongruity, has been helping others with her non-complicated explanations of transgender for almost a decade. Now she has written down her explanations for all to read in Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not. Organized by topic into short, easy-to-read chapters, Transgender Explained is perfect for parents, relatives, colleagues, friends, allies and even journalists who want to quickly get up to speed on what it means to be transgender.
(Link Checked 8/12)

The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition
The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition is a self-help book for transsexuals. It is a wise and practical guide for any transgender person considering or embarking on a gender transition. It covers everything from the beginning stages of exploration and planning through the process of transformation to life after transition. This is the first book of its kind. There have been many books written by professionals for professionals about working with transgender people, and several written by transsexuals for transsexuals about their experience. This is the first one written by an experienced professional specifically for transgender clients. It will also be of interest to family, friends, allies, clergy, teachers, helping professionals and anyone who cares about the challenges faced by those who seek to have their physical appearance match their gender identity.
(Link Checked 8/12)

'Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg
Leslie Feinberg has been a leader in the transgender rights movement as long as such a movement has existed. This book is both deeply personal and widely researched. Feinberg examines perceptions of the body, the status of clothing, and the structures of societies that welcome or are threatened by gender variance. The portrait gallery that closes the book contains photographs and capsule biographies of contemporary transgendered people.
(Link Checked 8/12)

Transgender Rights by Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang and Shannon Price Minter
"With Transgender Rights, Paisely Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter have edited a complex, coherent, and necessary collection of articles that navigates these questions with great agility. Bringing together a group of highly respected and well-known lawyers, academics, and advocates who work within transgender communities, the collection serves as a snapshot in time of the analysis offered by a movement's leaders on that movement's future." —Law and Policy Book Review
(Link Checked 8/12)

Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy
by Jennifer L. Levi & Elizabeth E. Monnin-Browder
Ages: Non Fiction... Mature YA- Adults
"The first book to comprehensively address legal issues facing transgender people in the family law context and provide practitioners the tools to effectively represent transgender clients."
(Link Checked 8/12)

Just Add Hormones: An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience by Matt Kailey
(Link Checked 8/12)

Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Ages: 14 and up
“Tender, honest, and compassionate, Jumpstart the World is a stunning story to make you laugh, cry, and honor the power of love.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

Biography

Addams, Calpernia Sarah,Writers Club Press, 2002. Mark 947: A Life Shaped by God, Gender and Force of Will
Story of trans woman whose tragic relationship with a murdered soldier was depicted in the Showtime movie Soldier’s Girl.
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Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
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Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
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Boylan, Jennifer Finney, Broadway , 2003. She's Not There : A Life in Two Genders
Lighthearted memoir of a Colby College English professor who transitions from male to female.
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Stone Butch Blues: A Novel By Leslie Feinberg
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McCloskey, Deirdre, Candlewick Press, 2001. Crossing: A Memoir
Engrossing story of Nobel prize winning economist,s harrowing life and transition from male to female.
(Link Checked 7.11)

Rose, Donna, Living Legacy Press, 2003. Wrapped In Blue: A Journey of Discovery
Memoir of software engineer's transition; very detailed about transition process and its effect on a very angry spouse and troubled son.
(Link Checked 7.11)

Paul with Warren, Jane. A Self-Made Man: The Diary of a Man Born In a Woman's Body (Headline Books, 1995) ISBN 978-0747249986
(Link Checked 7.11)

Youth

I Am J by Cris Beam
(Link Checked 8/12)

Bornstein, Kate. Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws’’’. (Seven Stories Press, 2006) ISBN 978-1583227206. Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it.
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Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
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Families

Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
by Cris Beam
“About transgender teens in Los Angeles.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
by Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper
“Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth
by Gerald P. Mallon
“Through personal narratives and case studies, this fully updated second edition explores the childhood and adolescent experiences of transgendered persons.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

Trans Forming Families: Real Stories about Transgendered Loved Ones, 2nd Edition
by Jessica Xavier, Mary Boenke, and Arlene Istar Lev
“A family oriented book published especially for families, friends, and others interested in understanding and learning about transgendered persons.”
(Link Checked 8/12)

Children's Books


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