Trans rights are human rights! If this caption offends you, we'll help you pack!
Here are our favorite staff picks by trans and nonbinary authors.
What would you sacrifice for your own ambition? Through dual POV narratives, this book tells the stories of Zhu and Ouyang, two survivors who suffered tragic losses and ruthlessly clawed their way into positions of power through manipulation and bloodshed. When they are set against each other as generals of rival armies, the threads of fate that bind them are set ablaze with their burning for power and their lives will never be the same.
This enthralling epic fantasy that swept me from burning monastery to burning battlefield crushed my open heart in its brutal searing palms and I felt blessed to be present for the entire journey. Heartbreaking, lovely, bloody, and burns with a radiance of ten thousand suns. An unmissable historical fantasy debut.
have never before felt so seen by a memoir and held so safely. Maia's experiences with eir gender exploration and sexual identity are eerily similar to my own and made me feel way less alone in trying to navigate a storm of Gender Feels. It was a breath of fresh air and a sigh of relief to know that some of the things I've thought, others have thought about before me and will after me. This book should be required reading for gender non conforming people as well as family members. - Jessi
For her whole life, August has never let herself grow attached to any place or anyone, preferring to study people rather than actually getting to know them. Until she meets Jane, an impossibly perfect girl on the subway who she's inexplicably drawn to. A girl who inspires her to let people in again and cracks her wide open. There’s just one problem: Jane is from a different time. With subway parties, drag shows, and a band of hilarious and sweet queer friends I would love to be adopted by, One Last Stop manages to provide laughs, queer history and love, a heist, time travel, and a feeling of belonging that is impossible to get from most other books. This book really describes the feeling of being afraid to let people know you, but also the feeling of relief when you decide to be your unapologetic self and are embraced by a community. It cured my pandemic loneliness, and filled me with bubbling laughter and heart squeezing happiness. Like August, I felt myself open up to the impossible magic that is love. This book was a love letter to the magic of New York City and the heart that its people have. And also to the queer community. This book is one that is tattooed permanently on my heart.
Andrew's world is cleaved in two when his best friend Eddie dies from an apparent suicide. He then inherits the life Eddie left behind: a million dollar fortune, a plantation manor, a drag racing group of friends, an unfinished thesis on rural Tennessee folklore, and a very familiar revenant that haunts his every step. This book is a nonstop thrill ride of subplots: a best friend to lovers romance, a backwoods drag racing, a murder mystery, a survival story, a Southern gothic horror tale, a ghost story. Above all else, Summer Sons is a look at coming to terms with your identity after an unimaginable loss, and accepting grief as a weight you can't outrun. Gripping, thrilling, and intoxicating, Summer Sons is the perfect Halloween read. - Jessi
Full of heart-stopping action and queer longing, this dystopian western shows the importance of representation in literature and the rebellion found in sheer existence some days. It's ever timely message will resonate with anyone confronting their internalized homophobia and will serve as a fierce hug to those finding the courage to stop pleasing others and start pleasing themselves. I loved it! - Jessi