Gender Issues – For Parents

Books for Kids About Gender

  • Tomboy – Barb Taylor
  • All I Want to be is Me – Phyllis Rothblatt
  • Roland Humphrey is Wearing a WHAT? – Eileen Kiernan-Johnson
  • William’s Doll – Charlotte Zolotow
  • 10,000 Dresses – Marcus Ewert
  • When Kayla was Kyle – Amy Fabrikant
  • But, I’m Not a Boy – Katie Leone
  • When Kathy is Keith – Wallace Wong
  • I am Jazz – Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings
  • Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress – Christine Baldacchino
  • Jacob’s New Dress – Sarah & Ian Hoffman
  • My Princess Boy – Cheryl Kilodavis

Gender Issues – Adults

  • Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
  • She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • My Husband Betty by Helen Boyd
  • She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband by Helen Boyd
  • Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman
  • Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

My Favorite Parenting Books

  • How to Talk so Kids will Listen, and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber & Judith Mazlish
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson
  • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: How we can Learn to Fulfill our Potential by Carol Dweck

Play Therapy

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play: Brain-Building Interventions for Emotional Well-Being – Theresa Kestly
  • Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship – Garry L. Landreth
  • Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel Siegel & Tina Bryson

Information About Children and the Media

Books for Parents About Effects of Divorce on Children

  • What About the Kids?: Raising our Children Before, During and After Divorce by Judith Wallertein & Sandra Blakeslee (2003)
  • Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster?: A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce by Anthony Wolf (1998)
  • Don’t Divorce Your Children: Children and Their Parents Talk About Divorce by Jennifer Lewis & Willam Sammons (1999)
  • Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce by Carla Garrity & Mitchell Baris (1994)
  • The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study by Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis & Sandra Blakeslee (2000)
  • Speaking of Divorce: How to Talk with Your Kids and Help them Copeby Roberta Beyer & Kent Winchester (2001)

Books for Children About Divorce

  • The Divorce Handbook for Kids by Cynthia MacGregor (2001)
  • Let’s Talk About It: Divorce by Fred Rogers (1996)
  • When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope With Grief From Divorce by Marge Heegaard (1991)
  • Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurene & Marc Brown (1986)

Websites about Divorce


  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For a Lifetime of Love by Susan Johnson