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A Fire Engine for Ruthie

When Ruthie comes to visit, Grandma wants to play girly games like tea party and dress up. But Ruthie prefers to play with fire engines and trains like the boy next door.

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A Tale of Two Daddies

In this rhyming book, a little girl responds to the questions her friend asks about the roles her Daddy and Poppa play in her life.

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Ash

Torn between her emerging love for the King's mysterious huntress and the ethereal draw of the world of the fairies, Ash discovers the strength of her own identity. An imaginative retelling of the familiar Cinderella story.

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Ballerino Nate

Attending a recital inspires kindergartener Nate to take ballet lessons. He loves to dance but is shaken by his brother's contention that ballet is just for girls.

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Be Who You Are

Will is having trouble understanding why his brother changed his name to Hope, grew his hair long, and began wearing dresses. With gentle understanding and unwavering support, Hope and her parents help Will to understand and accept.

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Big Bob, Little Bob

Friends learn that gender doesn't matter when it comes to playing with toys.

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Chulito: A Novel

After sharing a secret with his best friend, a Latino teen's ideas about what it really means to be a man are challenged. Should he play 'straight' and keep his standing among his peers in the neighborhood, or come out and be his true self?

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Debbie Harry Sings in French

Johnny is pretty sure he isn't gay, but he's not quite sure what it means that he wants to be Debbie Harry -- to dress like her, have hair like hers, and to hang out with drag queens.

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Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories

These interlinking short stories take place in the magical land of Massasoit, a region inhabited by unusual characters who do not fit traditional gender roles.

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Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Girl loves dog, dog loves girl, and they both love ballet. Will the unlikely ballerina ever get his moment on the stage?

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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Full of sword fights, plot reversals and intrigue, this fantasy novel, based on Chinese astrology and Feng Shui, has an unlikely hero -- Eona, a 16-year-old girl with a disability, masquerading as a 12-year-old boy.

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Freakboy

Three lives intertwine: Angel, a transwoman who works at an LGBTQ center for teens; Vanessa, a high school girl who's on the wrestling team; and Brendan, Vanessa's boyfriend who has just started having dreams that he is actually a she. Brendan feels at home in his female-bodied dreams, but what does that mean for his relationship with Vanessa, and how can Angel help him?

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From Alice to Zen and Everyone in Between

Eleven-year-old Alice Bunt has just moved to the suburbs from Boston and will be attending middle school in the fall. Before school starts she befriends Zen, a boy from the neighborhood who is her polar opposite. Stay tuned as Alice and Zen navigate their way through middle school.

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Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel

This year, for their annual summer vacation, the Dalinger family and their "manny" are hitting the road, making a cross-country road trip in a rented RV. Points of interest include a visit to Las Vegas and a stop off at the manny's parents' ranch in Wyoming.

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I'm a girl!

A spunky child is not afraid to be herself.

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If You Could Be Mine

Sahar and Nasrin are two women in love with each other whose lives are complicated by the fact that they live in Iran, where homosexuality is forbidden. When Nasrin's parents arrange for her to be married to a handsome doctor, Sahar comes up with a risky plan to save their relationship.

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Jane and the Dragon

Despite being laughed at, Jane persists in her mission to become a knight. When the prince is kidnapped by a dragon, Jane dons a borrowed suit of armor, goes to his rescue, and the adventure begins ...

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris wears a beautiful orange dress that reminds him of his mother’s hair and tigers, but his classmates say that dresses are for girls. One night, Morris has a dream that changes everything.

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My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity

This updated edition of Bornstein's original gender workbook addresses gender and related concerns with candor, compassion and humor.

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Newsgirl

When ambitious and strong-willed 12-year-old Amelia Forrester moves to San Francisco in the spring of 1851 with her two mothers, she must masquerade as a boy to realize her dream of first hawking newspapers and then working as a reporter.

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Not Every Princess

Anyone can be a princess, a pirate, a mermaid, or a superhero. Demonstrated through rhyming text and whimsical illustrations, whatever you can imagine, you can become.

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

Courageous and resourceful Sarah Edmonds enlisted as "Frank Thompson" in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving as a soldier, nurse, and ultimately a spy behind enemy lines.

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Parrotfish

Grady McNair, a transgender high school student, struggles for acceptance by family and friends as he outwardly adjusts to his new male identity.

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Rough, Tough Charley

Author Verla Kay uses rhyme to chronicle the adventures of Charley Parkhurst, the legendary stage coach driver whose secret identity was revealed upon his death.

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Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu

Rufus, the biggest guy in his class, plays football but is rather clumsy. His mom suggests ballet lessons. But while his teammates tease him about prancing around in a tutu, his new abilities make a big difference on the football field.

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The Manny Files

Shy Keats Dalinger learns from his unconventional male "nanny" to be more self-confident and out-going while the "manny" becomes more and more a part of the family.

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The Paper Bag Princess

After a dragon burns down her castle and kidnaps Prince Ronald, her intended, Princess Elizabeth dons a paper bag and rescues him. Ronald, however, is put off by her unprincess-like appearance, so Elizabeth heads off alone into the sunset.

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The Princess Knight

Widowed King Wilfred teaches both his sons and his daughter, Violetta, jousting, sword-fighting, and other knightly skills. From inauspicious beginnings, "Itsy-Bitsy Little Vi" becomes a force to reckon with through sheer determination and lots of practice. When a tournament is held on her sixteenth birthday with her hand in marriage as the prize, Vi disguises herself and jousts to victory, defeating all the other knights.

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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

Lucy decides to pass as male to take advantage of the greater opportunities available to men in the late 1800s. Based on a true story.

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The Sissy Duckling

Duckling Elmer is called a sissy by his father and the other ducklings when he fails at sports and prefers less "manly" activities. So he runs away and creates his own home in a hollow tree. When his father is shot by hunters as the ducks migrate south, Elmer nurses him back to health during the long, cold winter.

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Time to Get Up, Time to Go

David Milgrim's verse and drawings depict a boy's daily routine: caring for his doll, from waking up through feedings, readings, and shopping, and ultimately a bedtime tuck-in.

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Tomboy Trouble

When eight-year-old Georgia gets a short haircut and plays baseball, the kids at her new school don't know what to make of her.

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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

For as long as she can remember, Liz has been happiest in jeans and sneakers, never in dresses and heels. Is there a place for a tomboy in girl culture?

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Tutus Aren't My Style

Tomboy Emma is dismayed when she receives a gift from her favorite uncle and opens it to discover a frilly pink tutu. Ultimately, she discovers that there are lots of different ways to be a ballerina and that her uncle really does know her after all.

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Two Truths and a Lie: A Memoir

The fluidity of gender shines in these three performance scripts by a transgender man from the Deep South who describes growing up in a world of debutante balls and homecoming proms.

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Wandering Son: Book Four

Love is in the air for Nitori-kun, Takatsukisan, and Chiba-san. Hurt feelings abound and friendships may dissolve as elementary school fades into junior high.

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Wandering Son: Book One

Fifth graders Shuichi and Yoshino find each other during the first days of school, discovering that they share a love of many different things including the secret that each wants to be the gender that the other was born.

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Wandering Son: Book Three

As their friendship grows more strained after their secrets are exposed, Yoshino and Shuichi start to learn about the hard realities of being transgender, and the consequences (unintended or not) that it can bring.

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Wandering Son: Book Two

Shuichi spends his grandmother's cash gift on a special present that leads to his sister finding out his secret, leading to disastrous consequences. But can Shuichi find the strength and courage to withstand the trials that are to come?

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Wildthorn

Louisa Cosgrove, a high-spirited young lady in nineteenth century England, loves her cousin Grace and longs to be a doctor. A plot devised by someone close to her puts her in an insane asylum, doubting her own identity.

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