Young Adult Books with Transgender Protagonists

By High Five Books

By High Five Books

Pet

Akwaeke Emezi

$17.98 $16.54

Jam lives in a town called Lucille in a time when all the monsters - the bigots and abusers - have been eradicated by the angels. Or so it’s said. But then Jam accidentally pulls a being from one of her mother’s paintings. Made of paint and smoke and metal claws, Pet is there to hunt a monster. Refusing to believe there could be any left in Lucille, Jam’s parents order her to send Pet back. But though she is afraid, Jam can’t risk turning Pet away for the monster it hunts is in the house of Jam’s best friend, Redemption. Pet is a story brilliantly written and told that, in a few short chapters, reveals how refusing to believe they exist only creates space for monsters to thrive.

Cemetery Boys

Aiden Thomas

$17.99 $16.55

Deadendia: The Watcher's Test: Book 1

Hamish Steele

$14.95 $13.75

When Barney is hired by his socially anxious friend Norma as the new janitor of Dead End, a haunted house attraction in Pollywood, he quickly discovers that the old mansion is actually an elevator to hell. By night Norma, Barney, and Pugsley (Barney’s dog) fight interdimensional beings and demonic possession. By day they deal with anxiety, depression and potential new relationships. Hamish Steele’s artistic style is like candy for your eyes - once you start you won’t be able to stop! - and is only rivaled by his storytelling capabilities. Deadendia is populated by racially diverse queer characters facing relatable issues, making this one theme park I would visit over and over!

Symptoms of Being Human

Jeff Garvin

$10.99 $10.11

Felix Ever After

Kacen Callender

$18.99 $17.47

Felix has known he was trans since his early teens and has been out almost as long… but he doesn’t feel like a boy 100% of the time. To make matters worse, an (anonymous) transphobic bully has been attacking him online and he’s struggling with his senior art portfolio. In an effort to expose his bully, Felix stumbles into a love triangle, trys on new labels, and eventually finds his happily ever after. This is a powerful books for anyone questioning their identity, falling in love for the first time, or looking for black trans representation in young adult literature by a powerful story weaver!

Birthday

Meredith Russo

$18.99 $17.47

I Wish You All the Best

Mason Deaver

$17.99 $16.55

Stay Gold

Tobly McSmith

$18.98 $17.46