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Review: The Transgender Teen by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens is a comprehensive guide written to help parents understand what it means for their child to be transgender or gender-nonconforming and how best to support them. This book, written by two professionals in their field, is a must-have for parents of… Continue reading Review: The Transgender Teen by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney

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Review: Transforming by Austen Hartke

Transforming: The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians is more than a book about the intersection of transgender identity and the Bible. It’s a conversation about faith and a God-created identity and the ways that affirmation or rejection of these factors in transgender people labels them as other or accepted by the Christian Church.… Continue reading Review: Transforming by Austen Hartke

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Review: Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

Sophie Beer’s Love Makes a Family is a picture board book for young readers. It shows in written form all the ways you can love people. At the same time, it shows through the photos all the different ways a family can look. Young readers learn that love isn’t just words that you say to… Continue reading Review: Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

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Review: Raising Ryland by Hillary Whittington

Raising Ryland is the tender story of the Whittington family’s four-year journey to teach their deaf child to speak, only to discover that what Ryland had wanted to communicate the most was that he was a boy. Whittington’s narrative takes us on a roller-coaster journey as they learn what they thought was a tomboy phase… Continue reading Review: Raising Ryland by Hillary Whittington

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Review: Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duron

Raising My Rainbow is a charming story of what it is like to raise a gender non-conforming child in a world that sees only male and female genders. Lori Duron’s youngest child takes an interest in Barbie’s at the age of two, and by the time he is three years old, his world revolves around… Continue reading Review: Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duron

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Review: Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

Sarah S. Brannen’s Uncle Bobby’s Wedding is a heart-warming and inspiring story about family and the power of love. This preschool/early elementary grade picture book features Chloe and her favorite Uncle Bobby. When Uncle Bobby announces he’s going to marry his boyfriend, Jamie, everyone is happy for him except Chloe. It’s not Jamie that Chloe… Continue reading Review: Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

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Review: Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

Erica Silverman’s Jack (Not Jackie) is a charming and essential story about change and acceptance from the perspective of a child. This early elementary grade picture book (suitable for pre-schoolers) features Susan and her family. From a young age, her little brother Jack begins expressing himself and shows his family he is not in fact… Continue reading Review: Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

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Review: God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian is a profoundly significant contribution to the conversation surrounding how the church feels about same-sex relationships. Its sole purpose is not to change the mind of the reader. Rather “exploring what the Bible actually says – and doesn’t say – about same-sex relationships” (back cover). Then, letting the… Continue reading Review: God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

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Review: Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

Amy Ellis Nutt’s Becoming Nicole is the triumphant story of the Maines family, and how they overcame discrimination in their small-town Maine community and internal struggles within their own hearts. In 1997, Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted what they thought were identical twin boys, naming one Wyatt and the other Jonas. By the time Wyatt… Continue reading Review: Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

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Review: George by Alex Gino

Alex Gino’s George is a compelling and tender story about the strength it takes to live as a gender you don’t identify with, and the courage it takes to reveal to the world your real identity. This middle-grade fiction novel features George, a ten-year-old fourth-grader who loves reading, video games, and chocolate milk, and has… Continue reading Review: George by Alex Gino