The Mililani High School’s library offers books to students that support young children transitioning to another gender and that support students choosing their own gender identity. Several books available on the school library’s website include GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens, Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens, A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities, Cemetery Boys, and As Far as You’ll Take Me.
The school library describes Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens as a book that provides advice on “navigating a queer social life, dealing with queerphobia, and having safe sex” for teenagers who may identify as “queer.” The school library describes the book A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities as “a great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys.” The description for Cemetery Boys explains that the book is about how “a trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave.”
Additional books on the school library’s website include Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity, Pink Is for Boys, A Queer History of the United States for Young People, Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms, and Rick.
The school library’s website describes Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out as “a groundbreaking work of LGBT literature [that] takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.” The description of The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity explains that “despite outdated beliefs, gender no longer implies being simply male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities.” The book’s description continues to explain that “this fun, engaging workbook is designed specifically for teens like you who want to explore the concept of gender and gender identity and expression.”
The school library’s website explains in the description for Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms that “middle school readers unpack the cultural significance of gender identity in the United States and around the world” when reading the book. The description of Rick explains that the book also explores the idea of gender identity: “But now Rick’s gotten to middle school, and new doors are opening. One of them leads to the school’s Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and identities congregate, including Melissa, the girl who sits in front of Rick in class and seems to have her life together.”