| By Michelle Lee |
The Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) celebrates transgender people around the globe. TDOV was created in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, to honor the lives and achievements of trans people. On TDOV people are encouraged to have discussions and spread knowledge about the trans community.
One way people can do this is to learn more about the transgender experience. Gale’s new eBook Unlocking Current Issues: Transgender Life discusses transgender people throughout history, the challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, as well as trans rights and legal issues. Transgender Life is geared for middle schoolers (yet informative for many ages!), and it features a host of useful learning features, including vivid graphics that help students grasp concepts and think critically about issues surrounding this community:
With well over 1 million youth coming out as LGBTQ each year, offering appropriate, informative library resources is critical for both LGBTQ youth as well as their peers and mentors. Learn more about the transgender experience with these eBooks, available in GVRL:
For Middle School:
- Gender Identity: The Search for Self. Kate Light. Hot Topics New York: Lucent Press, 2017. 112 pp.
For High School:
- Transgender People. Tamara Thompson, ed. At Issue Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven, 2015. 152 pp.
For General Readers:
- Being Transgender: What You Should Know. Thomas E. Bevan. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2017. 242 pp.
For School Librarians:
- Connecting Libraries with Classrooms: The Curricular Roles of the Media Specialist. In a section of this ebook, author Kay Bishop discusses the role of school librarians in supporting LGBTQ kids.
Learn more about these unique eBook titles on GVRL, talk to your Gale Rep today!Sneakers