"Compassionate and pragmatic, this is the book about trans kids that everyparent, teacher, coach, caregiver, and policymaker needs to read!" ~Heath Fogg Davis,Author of Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?
"Walks readers through challenges that transgender children face in schools, in public spaces, with their parents, and navigating health care...A useful text." ~Library Journal
"Given that trans children are subjected to harassment, bullying, and systemic lack of support, theres no better time than now to have this book as a resource." ~Bitch Magazine
"Ann Traverss The Trans Generation is an astounding and essential qualitative study that collects heartfelt, honest anecdotes from a variety of transgender children and their parents." ~ForeWord
"By focusing on varying degrees of precariousness in childrens livesprimarily in school and in relation to pathologizing medical discourses and practicesAnn Travers makes a much-needed contribution to the scholarship on trans subjectivity generally, and trans youth in particular.a pleasure to read." ~Jane Ward,Author of Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men
"Whether due to a general lack of understanding or consistent misinterpretations of definitions, gender and identity can be challenging topics for many individuals. Travers helps combat this confusion by exploring aspects of gender and identity research that are often perplexing for students. Travers presents an innovative exploration of the experiences of transgender children, offering concrete definitions of terminology and fresh approaches to discussing gender, sex, and identity. To some, these definitions and explanations might seem inconsequential, but they can be invaluable to those less informed about gender research. The text goes beyond simply discussing issues related to gender and children by listing resources for children, parents, lawmakers, and educators as well as providing policy recommendations for healthcare and education professionals … This illuminating text will be an appreciated addition to any library collection, especially those supporting sociology, psychology, gender studies, or criminology and criminal justice programs." ~CHOICE
"In this insightful evaluation of the lives of transgender kids, the author closely examines schools, spaces (especially bathrooms and locker rooms), parents, and healthcare. The book is...an important addition to the growing body of transgender literature." ~Booklist
"Passionate, smart, sensitive, and on-target in its policy recommendations, The Trans Generation is indispensable reading for anybody who wants to understand the gender climate-change our culture is currently experiencing. If you care about a kid who does gender differentlyan estimated 1 in 137 of all people in the US between the ages of 13-17and want them to have the best future possible, then read this book, take it to heart, and start making that future a reality for them today." ~Susan Stryker,Author of Transgender History