List of books featuring transgender persons

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This is a list of books where a character's transgender identity has been noted as playing a role in the story. The list is sorted by year of publication.

  • Almost Perfect (Delacorte, 2009) by Brian Katcher tells the story of an adolescent closeted transgender girl named Sage. Sage moves to a new high school in Missouri where she meets and becomes good friends with the protagonist Logan. When she confides her secret in Logan, he must choose between his friendship with and attraction to Sage and his inner feelings of transphobia and homophobia. Katcher's novel is geared towards young adults and won the Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association in 2011.[2]
  • The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy (ISBN 978-0987976307, S. Bear Bergman, 2012) Title-character Tulip deals with the birthday wishes of all the nine-year-olds in North America. Tulip receives a wish from a child known as David who wishes to live as Daniela. He doesn't understand how to help, so he seeks the wise counsel of the Wish Fairy Captain and learns (and teaches) how to help and respect a gender-independent young person. The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy was named a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in 2013.[3]

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  1. ^ "2004 Lambda Literary Awards Recipients and Finalists". Lambda Literary Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-01-25]]. Retrieved 2007-04-06. 
  2. ^ Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “Touching Teen Novel About Transgender Girl Wins 2011 ALA Stonewall Award”, ‘’GLAAD’’, USA, January 26, 2011. Retrieved on 2011-03-02.
  3. ^ "25th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced!". Lambda Literary Award. 4 Jun 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Cagney, Hannah (2013). "A story of a golden boy". The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 1 (4): e16. doi:10.1016/S2213-8587(13)70121-9. ISSN 2213-8587.