Bookshelf: Best Non-Fiction Transgender Books

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

November 20 2011 2:15 PM ET

THE LIVES OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE X200 | ADVOCATE.COMTransparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers  ($12, Mariner Books)
When
lesbian journalist Cris Beam moved to Los Angeles, she decided to
volunteer at a school for gay and transgender kids. The move was
life-changing for Beam who found herself involved with a group of
transgirls — Foxxjazell, Dominique, Christina, and Ariel — who let her
witness their fascinating, sometimes heartbreaking, but always defiant
lives. Transparent is easily one of the best books about trans lives
written by an author who doesn’t identify as transgender.

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