Trans/Nonbinary Books for Readers of All Ages (part 1) November 11, 2020 LITERARY FICTION Little Fish A trans woman investigates that her Mennonite grandfather may have also been trans. Tiny Pieces of Skull Follows the lives of trans women in the late ’70s. Confessions of the Fox Metafiction re-imagining the historical figure of thief Jack Sheppard as a trans man. Small Beauty A queer trans woman navigates grief and memory. Detransition, Baby First full-length novel from the author of Glamour Boutique, coming in January 2021. SPECULATIVE FICTION Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl Set in the ’90s, a shapeshifter who romances men and women in different bodies struggles to categorize their identity. Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion Horror novella — first in a series — set in a queer anarchist commune with a cast of diverse gender and sexual identities. Black Tides of Heaven Fantasy set in a word where gender is not assigned at birth. Affair of the Mysterious Letter Re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes as Lovecraftian fantasy, and the “John Watson” character as a trans man. Transcendent 4: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction Fourth installment of Lethe Press’s collection of transgender and genderqueer speculative short fiction. ESSAYS AND MEMOIR I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes From the End of the World Before I Had the Words: On Being a Transgender Young Adult Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected – Sullivan, Lou Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love Not Just a Tomboy: A Trans Masculine Memoir Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency Something That May Shock and Discredit You MIDDLE GRADE Pet Fantastical fiction with a trans heroine who is selectively verbal and uses ASL. Other Boy Twelve-year-old trans boy faces transphobia at home and at school. Zenobia July Trans girl protagonist with a best friend who uses gender neutral pronouns. Magical Princess Harriet: Chessed, World of Compassion A trans heroine moves through a fantasy world based on Jewish folklore. YOUNG ADULT When the Moon Was Ours Magical realism and romance between a cis girl and a trans boy. Felix Ever After Romance and revenge with a queer trans protagonist. Dreadnought A trans lesbian teenager becomes her city’s greatest superhero. Cemetery Boys A gay trans boy fights to be accepted into his family’s magical legacy. Unkindness of Ghosts Science fiction challenging gender and sexual norms, with intersex and nonbinary protagonists. I Wish You All the Best Nonbinary protagonist Ben (they/them) is kicked out of their parents house, has to deal with a new home and a new romance with a boy at school. Not Your Villain In this standalone companion to Not Your Sidekick, the trans guy villain get to become the hero. If I Was Your Girl A sweet contemporary romance between a trans girl and a cis boy. Jaya and Rasa. a Love Story A contemporary romance tackling drugs, abuse, and disorders featuring a romance between a trans boy and a cis girl. Stay Gold When the trans protagonist decides to go “stealth” at his new school, he grapples with self-doubt and discrimination.