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Articles

  • Goldfeder, M., & Sheff, E. (2013). Children of polyamorous families: A first empirical look. JL & Soc. Deviance, 5, 150.
  • Haritaworn, J., Lin, C. J., & Klesse, C. (2006). Poly/logue: A critical introduction to polyamory. Sexualities, 9(5), 515-529.
  • Noël, M. J. (2006). Progressive polyamory: Considering issues of diversity. Sexualities, 9(5), 602-620.
  • Sheff, E., & Hammers, C. (2011). The privilege of perversities: Race, class and education among polyamorists and kinksters. Psychology & Sexuality, 2(3), 198- 223.
  • Table, B., Sandoval, J. A., & Weger, H. (2017). Transitions in polyamorous identity and intercultural communication: An application of identity management theory. Journal of Bisexuality, 17(3), 277-299.

Books About Polyamory

Books Written by Kids for Kids

  • Truly Willa. Naylor, Willa. Createspace. 2016. Ages 3+
    This book, written by eight year old Willa, who is a transgender girl, tells her story of growing up transgender and how she becomes an advocate in her country for other transgender children.
  • I Am a Zebra. Ellenberg, Naava & Miller, Alexa. Blurb. 2016. Ages 3+
    A story about all the kids who we see as elephants though they know they are zebras. Beautifully emphasizes the importance of accepting others as they see themselves. Written by two high school students.

Children’s Books about Gender Diversity

  • 26 Fairmont Avenue (series). DePaola, Tomie G.P. Putnam. 1999–2009.
    DePaola recounts his childhood exploits, including dressing up as Snow White for Halloween and using his mother’s lipstick to dress up as his favorite actress, Mae West. Ages 5 – 8
  • 10,000 Dresses. Ewert, Marcus. Seven Stories Press. 2008.
    Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey’s imagination and courage, and Bailey’s dreams come true! Ages 5+
  • Backwards Day. Bergman, S. Bear. Flamingo Rampant. 2012.
    Tenalp is a world where there are seventeen seasons, including one where bubblegum falls from the sky for three days and a single day when everything – everything everywhere – is backwards. Andrea looks eagerly forward to Backwards Day every year, so she can turn into a boy for the day. But one year she doesn’t turn along with everyone else. She’s miserable. The very next day, however, she turns into a boy – and stays that way! When they finally figure out what’s happened, the miracles of Backwards Day are fully revealed to the reader. Ages 7+
  • Goblinheart. Axel, Brett and Bidlespacher, Terra. East Waterfront Press. 2012.
    Using “fairy” and “goblin” in lieu of female and male, the author has created a timely allegorical fairy tale. A youngster named Julep, who lives in a forest tribe, insists on growing up to be a goblin rather than a fairy. The tribe learns to accept that Julep is a goblin at heart, eventually coming around to support the physical transition that must be made for Julep to live as a goblin. Ages 4 – 7

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