Friday Fives | Books with a Trans Main Character

Posted June 10, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in friday fives / 0 Comments

I started Friday Fives back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to Friday Fives instead to have more room for topics.

Another topic for Pride month and today it’s featuring books with main characters that are trans!! This is by no means a complete nor exhaustive list by any stretch of the imagination.

You may already have heard about this book due to recent bans and challenges of it. Whether you have or not, you definitely NEED to read it immediately!! It’s an adorable book that really shows how a transgender child navigates life. It’s also a good representation of what gender affirming care looks like (hint: it’s not surgery or medication but acknowledgement, love, going by their new name, and the pronouns they want).

This is in a similar vein as Melissa only for a much older audience and looks at the whole family dynamic. It’s a wonderful book about a child’s transition to who they truly are, as well as a family’s own transition to changes in life while trying to do best by their child. All the tears and all the feels!

This book is so cute and I absolutely LOVE IT!! When Ben comes out as nonbinary to their parents, they thrown out of the house and is forced to move in with their estranged older sister and her husband (who they’ve never met). All they plans to do for the second half of senior year is survive. But those plans are thwarted when they meet Nathan. Funny, charismatic Nathan who takes Ben under his wing. It’s a completely adorable novel!

Okay, so I haven’t read this one yet, but I have ALL of Amy Rose Capetta’s books on my wish list to read! Plus, I’ve heard only amazing things about her books. Who doesn’t want genderfluid characters with magic?

This was recommended by a friend of mine many years ago, and no, I still haven’t read it (stop looking at me like that)! But I definitely trust his judgment on books, so I’m excited for when I do read it. A trans woman trying to find out about her family’s past that deals with difficult topics of alcoholism, sex work, and class.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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