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Teaching for Change carefully selects the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators. Learn about our criteria for selecting titles. Feedback on these lists and suggestions for additional titles are welcome. Most of the books on these lists are linked for more information or purchase to Bookshop (an indie bookstore platform) and / or Powells.com (an independent, unionized bookstore). A small percentage from book sales through these links goes to Teaching for Change. Titles with reviews on this site are noted with an asterisk(*).
This list includes books about gender diversity for all ages. For more books about gender diversity for young children, see Early Childhood: Learning About Gender Diversity.
Being You: A First Conversation about Gender
By Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, and Anne/Andy Passchier (Illustrator)
Los Mejores Colores / Best Colors
By Eric Hoffman, Eida de La Vega (Translator), Celeste Henriquez (Illustrator)
Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman *
By Sharice Davids, Nancy K. Mays, and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Illustrator)
By Akwaeke Emezi
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Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws
By Kate Bornstein, Sara Quin (Foreword by)