In the summer 2013 issue of YALS, Talya Sokoll wrote about literature for trans* young adults. In this blog post, Talya covers ways in which libraries can reach out and serve trans* teens beyond putting books on the library’s shelves.
Much has happened in the nine months since I wrote the article for YALS, Representations of Trans* Youth in Young Adult Literature.
- Many states have created guidelines for sensitively handling trans* youth in school settings, allowing trans* students to feel more comfortable being who they are.
- Some states are even beginning the legislative process of making public spaces safe and inclusive for trans* people. Continue reading