A Bibliography for Educators and Parents/Guardians: LGBTQ+ Topics, Transgender Children, and Bullying

Produced by the HRC Foundation

LGBTQ+ Topics and Schools

Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: A Guide for Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth and Families. Emily S. Fisher & Karen Komosa-Hawkins (Editors) 2013.

Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students. Peter DeWitt. 2012.

One Teacher in Ten in the New Millenium: LGBT Teachers Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better…and What Hasn’t. Kevin Jennings (Editor) 2015.

Safe Is Not Enough: Better Schools for LGBTQ Students. Michael Sadowski. 2016. 

Transgender Children

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family. Amy Ellis Nutt. 2015.

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes. Diane Ehrensaft and Norman Spack. 2016.

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son. Lori Duron. 2013.

Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached. Hillary Whittington. 2016.

Raising the Transgender Child: A Complete Guide for Parents, Families, and Caregivers. Michele Angello. 2016.

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. Nicholas M. Teich. 2012.

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper. 2008.

The Transgender Teen.  Stephanie A. Brill and Lisa Kenney. 2016.


Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy With Families in Transition. Elijah C. Nealy. 2017 

Bullying / Name-Calling/School Climate

Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn. Dorothy M. Steele, Becki Cohn-Vargas, 2013.

The Respectful School: How Educators and Students Can Conquer Hate and Harassment. William Preble & Stephen Wessler. 2003. 

Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying. Stan Davis with Julia Davis. 2007.

Students, Teachers, and Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools. Christa Boske & Azadeh Osanloo (Editors) 2015.

Transforming School Climate and Learning: Beyond Bullying and Compliance. Bill Preble & Rick Gordon. 2011.

You Can’t Say, You Can’t Play. Vivian Gussin Paley, 1993.  


Diversity and Equity

Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom: Hand in Hand, Step by Step, Katie Kissinger, 2017 

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. Louise Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards, National Association for the Education of Young Children. 2010.

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality. Rethinking Schools. 2016.

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. M. Adams, L.A Bell & Pat Griffin (Editors) 2007.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Beverly Daniel Tatum. 2003.

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