We keep a sizeable collection of useful books on a cart at our Toronto East meeting location. They can be signed out at the Kimbourne meetings on the first Wednesday of every month. Some books are also available at our other two support meetings. Returns can be made at support meetings at any of the three locations, or by special arrangement.
There are no specific due dates and no fines for our lending library. However, while you have the book, no other parents can use it.
Accordingly, we ask that you make an effort to promptly read and return any materials you borrow.
We are developing an annotated list of recommended books in several categories. If there are books that have been especially helpful to you, let us know so we can add them!
Non-fiction informational books about being transgender or gay (primarily aimed at parents).
Pictures books about gender non-conformity or being different.
First person accounts by LGBTQ2S individuals or their parents, about their journey.
Novels (mostly YA) featuring trans or gay characters. It can really make a difference to young people to see themselves reflected in entertainment.
A new feature in our monthly newsletters is reviews of relevant books. Soon these will be featured on the website as well.
Have you read a book that really helped you to gain understanding or become more accepting? You can help others by contributing a short review! To submit, or discuss the possibility, email us at email@example.com.
More great suggestions can be found on the WeAreTeachers website.