Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You

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Magination Press
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5.7 X 8.6 X 0.9 inches | 1.38 pounds

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About the Author

Karen Rayne, PhD is the Executive Director of UNHUSHED. She writes comprehensive sexuality education curricula, books for children, teenagers, and parents, and trains professionals internationally. She can be found on Facebook and Instagram @karenrayne. Visit and to learn more.

Kathryn Gonzales, MBA, is the Operations & Programs Director at Out Youth, a Co-Chair of the steering committee for the Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition, the Chair of the board of directors at HavenCon, and a commissioner on the City of Austin's LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission. She has been working in the nonprofit sector, specifically youth advocacy and organizing, for 15 years. She has facilitated state-wide youth lobby days, organized state-wide conferences on LGBTQIA+ youth leadership and empowerment, and created the Queer Youth Media Project during her time at the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. Kathryn's research into the evolutionary importance of storytelling in our everyday lives heavily influences her work and is always seeking out new ways for youth to share their stories with the world.

Anne Passchier, illustrator of TRANS+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You and Rainbow: A First Book of Pride is an illustrator and designer from The Netherlands. They are currently living in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nyk Rayne, illustrator of TRANS+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You, is an illustrator and animator with a BFA from the Art Institute of Houston.


2020 ALA Rainbow Book List Selection

A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, Starred Outstanding Merit Title

2019 Foreword INDIES Awards Finalist

"Comprehensive guidebook...Aimed at readers of all gender identities, this empowering, essential guide arms teens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions not only about transition but about their bodies and lives in general, and to prioritize their safety on the journey to self-discovery." ­--Publishers Weekly

"A comprehensive guide for transgender teens. Without access to resources, growing up as a transgender person can feel isolating. However, the authors emphasize that transgender people exist as 'part of a strong, important global history'... While the guide covers a broad range of topics, a central theme unites them: Transgender people of all identities have their own valuable narratives to share that are deserving of respect. Honest, inclusive, and essential." --Kirkus Reviews

"Gentle and affirming from start to finish, the book addresses complicated and sensitive topics in reassuring language. It neither sugarcoats nor exaggerates the difficulties of being transgender in today's world.... For transgender and gender-nonconforming young adults seeking guidance as they navigate in the world, Trans+ is a clear and welcoming text." --Foreword Reviews
"Rayne and Gonzales have created a detailed, easy-to-read guide to gender identity written for young people who may be questioning their own identity. The book goes beyond definitions and tackles issues that will impact every trans person including coming out, transitioning, relationships, and sex... While this book is geared toward trans teens, it also has value for teens who wish to learn more about the subject... Gonzales and Rayne treat their trans readers with respect and offer information in a down-to-earth and relatable way." --School Library Journal