list for trans peeps

really confused's picture

here is a list of books from a list by the Transgender Youth Support Network that i have read or think are good
1) how beautiful the ordinary" twelve stories of identity
2) down to the bone
3) almost perfect
4) Grl2Grl: short fictions
5) Luna: a novel
6) runaways (comics/craphic novel)
for the list just visit this link:
i think that Luna is one of the best books i have ever read and then the Runaways is also pretty good if any one wants to add to this list it isn't trans exclusive(down to the bone is more like a gay novel than trans novel) please feel free to
Love, Alisa =P

holahaveamuffin18's picture

parrotfish! totally awesome,

totally awesome, ftm trans story.
and, uh, stone cold butch? i haven't read it. but its about a transman.
shat. there's this book by Lynne Breedlove that i adore. it deals a lot w/ gender and all that fun stuff. i can't remember the name....

jeff's picture


Why do seasonal marshmallow chicks identify as trans?

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

holahaveamuffin18's picture

jeff, esplain. i'm

jeff, esplain.
i'm confusedd...

jeff's picture


Google "peeps"

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

ShowMeLove's picture


I was also soooo confused. Now I get it.

I guess I didn't notice the title much the first time...

really confused's picture


sorry but this list is from the minnesota hennepin county library system but the books are still available you know worldwide.P.S. when i read Luna i was like OMG I NEED THIS BOOK IT IS SO DAMN GOOD!! Love,Alisa =D

Lehcure's picture

They actually have Luna at

They actually have Luna at the school library, which shocked me.
I love it :)
I like how it's from a different perspective

really confused's picture


yeah many of these books are more than likely available at your school library P.S. im only 16 not an old library lady with 50 cats(although i have three now) Love,Alisa =D

lexisthecoolestpersonever's picture

A year later... O~o

Try "J." Don't remember the author... oops. But yeah really good book--the main character J (strangely enough) is really confused, really angry. Not like Parrotfish, which I found kinda stupid (no offense, people who love it). Haven't read Luna so I have no opinion on that 1... But yeah definitely the best transgender book out there (not that there are that many... gay guys definitely dominate in the literary world).