I love books. I’ve loved book as long as I can remember (according to my mom, probably since preschool, at least). And, I’m constantly referencing books and essays in conversation, and I never remember the actual quote of which I’m thinking, so I thought I’d toss up a list of books I highly recommend, if for no other reason than I enjoy making lists. But seriously, they’re great books. You should read them. Reading is awesome. Like these books. Okay, enough of that.
After listing the first several books, I realized that I should split the books into categories. These books are sort of my personal reading list for Gender 101/Trans 101.
- GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary (Edited by Joan Nestle, Clare Howell, and Riki Wilchins)
Prison Abolition/PIC/Criminal Legal System
- Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Joey Mogul, Andrea Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock)
- Abolition Now!: Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex (The CR10 Publications Collective)
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander)
I really do read about more than just trans issues. Honest.
- Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body (Courtney E. Martin)