Books & resources for Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). Founded in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates the resilience and accomplishments of transgender and nonbinary people.

The title suggestions below are an invitation to learn about trans identities and experience the lives of trans people and their families. Plus, you’ll find books about gender identity and pronouns and additional resources to explore online.

Want more? Oak Park Public Library also has a dedicated Transgender Resource Collection where you can find these books and more!

Titles for all ages

Resources to explore

  • The Gender Wheel: Created by Maya Gonzalez, this website has free activities, lessons, and other resources for caregivers and educators to facilitate affirming conversations about gender identity and expression.
  • Every Body Curious: These educational videos for young people provide affirming and inclusive information about bodies, relationships, sexual health, and identity.
  • Never Fear Talks (Lurie): These quick videos show real conversations between adults and young people about gender identity, relationships, and sexual health.
  • Minus18 Pronoun App: Learn how to use different pronouns, including they, xe, fae, and more!
  • Minus18 Trans Awareness Week Resources: Minus18 is an LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy group. They’ve compiled some articles for youth about gender, trans pride, and how to ally with trans people.
  • One from the Vaults: A podcast on Trans History—for adults, specifically.