Transgender Awareness Week, also known as Trans Awareness Week, is observed annually from November 13-19. The week leads up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, a day to memorialize victims of transphobic hate crimes.
Trans Awareness Week provides an opportunity to focus attention on the stories and experiences of transgender and gender diverse people and communities to bring awareness, education, and change to the issues they face.
Library staff have compiled several new book lists to learn more about the experiences of trans and gender diverse people. Whether you are looking for educational resources, inspiring memoirs, or fictional, fun reads, we have something at the library for you.
Trans Titles for Youth
These Same Page items feature transgender perspectives and are aimed at youth middle and high schoolers.
Fictional Reads for Adults
The books on this list are works of fiction focusing on transgender characters written by trans and gender diverse authors.
Nonfiction Reads for Adults
Celebrate trans voices and explore what it means to be transgender in our modern world. This list includes memoirs, histories, critical discussions, and guides for both transgender individuals and allies.