By Hal Patnott, Rainbow Services Librarian (adult & teen titles curated by Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, Collection Management Librarian)
Held each year on March 31, Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) celebrates the lives and accomplishments of transgender and nonbinary people. Trans advocate Rachel Crandall founded TDoV in 2010 because stories in the media about transgender and nonbinary people so often focus only on violence.
As many states across the country push forward legislation that targets and discriminates against transgender and nonbinary people (particularly youth), celebrating transgender and nonbinary people is both an act of solidarity and self-care.
Want more? Oak Park Public Library also has a dedicated Transgender Resource Collection where you can find these books and more!
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Explore virtual tutorials
Trans Youth Town Hall
Listen to the voices of young people discuss what it means to thrive on Logo TV’s three-part video series, Trans Youth Town Hall. You’ll find discussion questions and resources for each video in our virtual tutorial. Click the play button on this page to get started!
LGBTQ+ history trivia for grade schoolers
Throughout history, transgender and nonbinary people have made important contributions to science, the arts, and athletics.
Read Rainbow Revolutionaries by Sarah Prager and then test your knowledge about influential LBGTQ+ athletes, artists, scientists, and activists with this trivia game; click the play button to get started!
And then explore more LGBTQ+ history resources for grade schoolers »
Hal Patnott is a children’s librarian who specializes in serving LGBTQ+ young people and their allies. He is passionate about identity exploration through collaborative storytelling and imaginative play.