Media Resources

This is a list of books and DVDs that we have found to be helpful resources. You can sort the list by clicking on the various categories or grade levels. Click on the Read More button for more details. If you think we are missing a resource, please contact swilliams@kwcounselling.com and we will look into adding it.

Type Title Categories Grade Level Description  
BookA Safe Girl To LoveLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

Eleven unique short stories that stretch from a rural Canadian Mennonite town to a hipster gay bar in Brooklyn, featuring…

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BookAlmost PerfectLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

Whether you’re trans, gay, lesbian, bi, queer, questioning, or straight, this winner of the Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature…

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BookBeastLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

A witty, wise, and heart-wrenching reimagining of Beauty and the Beast that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan.…

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BookBeautiful Music for Ugly ChildrenLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

The lives and loves of a teenage transboy music geek Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was…

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BookBecoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American FamilyLGBTQ Experiences, TransgenderSecondary

The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to…

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BookBeing EmilyLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

They say that whoever you are it’s okay, you were born that way. Those words don’t comfort Emily, because she…

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BookBeing Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) TeenLGBTQ Experiences, Trans Experiences, TransgenderSecondary

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the…

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BookBeyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak OutTrans Experiences, TransgenderSecondary

A  2015 Stonewall Honor Book A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and…

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DVDBoys Don’t CryTrans Experiences, Trans Youth, Transgender, TransphobiaSecondary

The story of the life of Brandon Teena, a transgendered teen who preferred life in a male identity until it…

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BookFreakboyLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and…

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BookGay, Lesbian, And Transgender Issues In Education: Programs, Policies, And PracticesBisexual, Elementary Schools, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTQ Issues in Education, Safe Spaces, Secondary Schools, Teachers, TransgenderAll Grades

Understand the challenges from the voices involved—today’s LGBT youth AND the leading educators and scholars in the field! Gay, Lesbian,…

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BookGracefully GraysonLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

What if who you are on the outside doesn’t match who you are on the inside?  Grayson Sender has been…

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BookI Am JLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

A powerful and inspiring story about a transgender teen’s struggle to find his own path — and love his true…

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BookIf I Was Your GirlLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

A big-hearted, groundbreaking novel about being seen for who you really are, and a love story you can’t help but…

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DVDJust Call Me KadeGender Identity, Parents of Trans Youth, Trans Experiences, Trans Youth, TransgenderSecondary, Senior Elementary

Kade Farlow Collins is a sixteen year old FTM (female to male transgendered person) residing in Tucson, Arizona. Kade’s parents…

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