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20 Trans & Non-Binary Books To Read In 2024

Updated: Jan 5

Looking for books with trans rep in 2024? We're taking a look at some of our most anticipated trans and nonbinary books and comics being released this coming year. From magical YA fantasy to visceral trans horror, and non-binary superheroes, here are 20 trans and non-binary books we can't wait to read in 2024.


Note: some release dates of these books may be pushed back and covers may change.


The Diablo's Curse - Gabe Cole Novoa

YA Fantasy

20 February 2024

Queer Rep: Genderfluid, Trans Women


From the author of The Wicked Bargain comes a high-stakes race to defeat a curse designed to kill a teen demon who wants to be human, a boy cursed to die young, and a murderous island destined to bury them both.


Dami is a demon determined to cancel every deal they've ever made in order to tether their soul to earth and become human again. There's just one person standing in their Silas. An irresistibly (and stubborn) cute boy cursed to die young, except for the deal with Dami that is keeping him alive. If they cancel the deal, Silas is dead. Unless... they can destroy the curse that has plagued Silas's family for generations. But to do so, Dami and Silas are going to have to work together.


That is, if the curse doesn't kill them first. . . .


The Baker and The Bard - Fern Haught

Graphic Novel - YA Cosy Fantasy

05 March 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary


Juniper and Hadley have a good thing going in Larkspur, spending their respective days apprenticing at a little bakery and performing at the local inn. But when a stranger makes an unusual order at the bakery, the two friends (and Hadley's pet snake, Fern) set out on a journey to forage the magical mushrooms needed to make the requested galette pastries.


Along the way, Juniper and Hadley stumble across a mystery too compelling to ignore: Something has been coming out of the woods at night and eating the local farmers' crops, leaving only a trail of glowy goo behind. Intent on finally going on an adventure that could fuel their bardic craft, Hadley tows Juniper into the woods to investigate.


What started as a simple errand to pick mushrooms soon turns into a thrilling quest to save some furry new friends-and their caretaker, a softspoken little fey named Thistle-who are in danger of losing their home.


Food School - Jade Armstrong

Graphic Novel - Contemporary Fiction

06 June 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary


A twenty-something college dropout enrolls in a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery. As they change their relationship with food, their relationships with people change, too.


Olive's post-secondary education isn't what they'd planned. Instead of college, they spend five days a week, eight hours a day at what Olive calls "Food School": a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery where they learn, talk, and cry about eating disorders as part of a survivor support group.


Intensely committed to recovery, Olive confronts the secretive, self-destructive, and sometimes tragically comedic nature of their illness, while struggling with the complexities of modern mental health care. With support and perspective from their roommate, a fellow patient, and their partner, Olive learns to open up about their abusive relationship with food and exercise—and finds ways to cope with the reality of living in a society that actively encourages disordered eating.


Just Happy to Be Here - Naomi Kanakia

YA Contemporary Fiction

29 February 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Women


The first out trans girl at an all-girls school must choose between keeping her head down or blazing a trail. Tara just wants to be treated like any other girl at Ainsley Academy. That is, judged on her merits—not on her transness.


But there’s no road map for being the first trans girl at an all-girls school. And when she tries to join the Sibyls, an old-fashioned Ainsley sisterhood complete with code names and special privileges, she’s thrust into the center of a larger argument about what girlhood means and whether the club should exist at all.


Being the figurehead of a movement isn’t something Tara’s interested in. She’d rather read old speeches and hang out with the Sibyls who are on her side—especially Felicity, a new friend she thinks could turn into something more. Tara’s always found comfort in the power of other peoples’ words. But when it comes time to fight for herself, will she be able to find her own voice?


Most Ardently - Gabe Cole Novoa

YA Historical Romance

12 February 2024

Queer Rep: Gay Trans Men, Queer Cast


A trans boy searches for a future―and a romance―in which he can live and love openly as himself in this heartwrenching YA reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice , part of the Remixed Classics series.


London, 1812 . Oliver Bennet feels trapped. Not just by the endless corsets, petticoats and skirts he's forced to wear on a daily basis, but also by society's expectations. The world―and the vast majority of his family and friends―think Oliver is a girl named Elizabeth. He is therefore expected to mingle at balls wearing a pretty dress, entertain suitors regardless of his interest in them, and ultimately become someone's wife.


But Oliver can't bear the thought of such a fate. He finds solace in the few times he can sneak out of his family's home and explore the city rightfully dressed as a young gentleman. It's during one such excursion when Oliver becomes acquainted with Darcy, a sulky young man who had been rude to "Elizabeth" at a recent social function.


Grand Slam Romance 2: Major League Hotties - Ollie Hicks & Emma Oosterhous

Graphic Novel - Fantasy Sports Romance

14 May 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary, Queer Women


The second graphic novel in the Grand Slam Romance series brings Mickey, Astra, and Wolfgang together again, but now they're in a different league - the magical kind!


Astra and Mickey are celebrating their epic victory over their archrivals the Gaiety Gals, but the party is cut short when their nemesis Jasmine Von Schitz reveals the shocking truth: now that Mickey's magical girl powers have been revealed, they can't play softball until they obtain a Magical Girl license! Too bad there's only one place to get it: the Magical Girl DMV in Berlin!

A delightfully madcap romp filled with spellbinding softball, shady exes, and sexy shenanigans


Infinity Alchemist - Kacen Callender

YA Magical Fantasy

06 February 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Genderfluid, Polyamory


Only an elite few are legally permitted to study the science of magic—so when Ash is rejected by Lancaster College of Alchemic Science, he takes a job as the school’s groundskeeper instead, forced to learn alchemy in secret.


When he’s discovered by the condescending and brilliant apprentice Ramsay Thorne, Ash is sure he's about to be arrested—but instead of calling the reds, Ramsay surprises Ash by making him an offer: Ramsay will keep Ash's secret if he helps her find the legendary Book of Source, a sacred text that gives its reader extraordinary power.


As Ash and Ramsay work together and their feelings for each other grow, Ash discovers their mission is more dangerous than he imagined, pitting them against influential and powerful alchemists—Ash’s estranged father included. Ash’s journey takes him through the cities and wilds across New Anglia, forcing him to discover his own definition of true power and how far he and other alchemists will go to seize it.


Have You Seen This Girl - Nita Tyndall

YA Mystery Thriller

04 July 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary


A nonbinary teen investigates a series of copycat murders targeting girls in their small town murders based on their serial killer dad's MO.


Another girl has gone missing in Cardinal Creek. Sid knows their dad didn't do it - this time. He's currently serving a life sentence for the five girls he murdered ten years ago. Girls whose bodies he dumped into the lake. The same lake where June Hargrove was just found.


And while Sid's dad couldn't have done it, suspicion is now directed at Sid. The only person who doesn't suspect Sid is the new girl, Mavis - as long as Sid doesn't let her find out about their past. But Sid has another secret: They're being haunted by the ghosts of the five girls their father killed.


Graphic Novel - YA Supernatural Fantasy

25 July 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Queer Cast


Barney, Norma, and friends team up with unlikely heroes to fight a battle for the fate of the universe, all while dealing with their greatest challenge of all: their love lives.


The battle between angels and demons rages on, and Courtney finds themselves restored to former glory in the realm of the angels with a new mission: bring about a new Divine Order and create a fourteenth plane of existence to keep the demons at bay.


On the seventh plane, known to us as Earth, Norma Khan and Barney Guttman have allied with the demons in a search for both freedom and peace. There's just one thing standing in their way: the Guttman family reunion. Badyah has joined the resistance as well, honing her martial arts skills and getting ready to protect Norma in battle.


Lunar Boy - Jess Wibowo & Cin Wibowo

Graphic Novel - MG Sci-Fi/Fantasy

14 May 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Queer Cast


A heartwarming coming-of-age graphic novel about a young boy from the moon who discovers a home in the most unlikely places, from debut twin creators Jes and Cin Wibowo.


Indu, a boy from the moon, feels like he doesn't belong. He hasn't since he and his adoptive mom disembarked from their spaceship ”their home” to live on Earth with their new blended family.


The kids at school think he's weird, he has a crush on his pen pal who might not like him back, and his stepfamily doesn’t seem to know what to do with him. Worst of all, Indu can't even talk to his mom about how he's feeling because she's so busy. In a moment of loneliness, Indu calls out to the moon, begging them to take him back.


What Feasts At Night - T. Kingfisher

Gothic Horror

13 February 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary


Retired soldier, Alex Easton, returns in a horrifying new adventure.


After their terrifying ordeal at the Usher manor, Alex Easton feels as if they just survived another war. All they crave is rest, routine, and sunshine, but instead, as a favor to Angus and Miss Potter, they find themself heading to their family hunting lodge, deep in the cold, damp forests of their home country, Gallacia.


In theory, one can find relaxation in even the coldest and dampest of Gallacian autumns, but when Easton arrives, they find the caretaker dead, the lodge in disarray, and the grounds troubled by a strange, uncanny silence. The villagers whisper that a breath-stealing monster from folklore has taken up residence in Easton’s home. Easton knows better than to put too much stock in local superstitions, but they can tell that something is not quite right in their home. . . or in their dreams.


The Neighbors - Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Graphic Novel - Horror

28 February 2023

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Queer Parents


The neighbors are anything but what they seem… When Janet and Oliver Gowdie move to a quaint mountain town, their teenage daughter Casey and two-year-old Isobel become part of a horrific chain of events that will forever change their family...


It’s impossible to know who to trust or who is still human. Casey’s behavior is increasingly unpredictable. Janet is more distant. Isobel is happy-go-lucky and seems to enjoy the attention poured onto her by Agnes. And Oliver? He’s out to uncover whatever malevolent forces seem to have taken root under and inside his home.


A tale steeped in Celtic, Irish and English folklore - perfect for fans of Eat the Rich and The Nice House on the Lake! Collects The Neighbors 1-5.


YA Romantic Comedy

06 June 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Women, Queer Women


A sweet and swoony YA rom-com about two friends making a pact to find summer romance like they’ve seen in the movies—and finding love where they least expect it along the way!


Hayley always has a crush. The problem is, her crushes never like her back. After her latest unrequited love—a girl from her basketball team—gets a boyfriend, she decides she’s done falling for girls who are unavailable. Her best friend, Talia, wants romance too, but rarely gets crushes on anyone, and she’s tired of watching Hayley get her heart stomped on over and over. So the two girls make a pact that they’ll help each other find summer love by putting themselves in situations that always lead to romance in movies.


Spirit World - Alyssa Wong

Graphic Novel - Superheroes

02 April 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary


A brand new Chinese hero emerges who’s able to travel to and from the Spirit World, the realm of the dead, and that of the living.


Their name is Xanthe, and their superpower is being able to burn items folded from joss paper and immediately turn them into real objects, based on the East Asian practice of burning joss paper at graveyards in order to send resources to ancestors in the Spirit World…except Xanthe can retrieve those items in the world of the living!


Their weapon of choice is a large broadsword (because who doesn’t love a big sword when you can choose to use a big sword?!). Xanthe is a master of the dark arts who’s here to give Constantine a run for his money…literally. When Constantine shows up saying Xanthe scammed him into buying something, he finds them and Batgirl Cass Cain fighting an abnormal influx of jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampires) and joins in to help.


But when a portal opens up that drags Batgirl into the Spirit World, it’s up to Xanthe and Constantine to travel to the land of the spirits to rescue her!


Cuckoo - Gretchen Felker-Martin

Visceral Horror

11 June 2024

Queer Rep: Trans women, Queer Cast


Invasion of the Bodysnatchers meets Tell Me I'm Worthless in this relentless and visceral horror about a group of queer kids trying to survive the conversion camp from hell, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Manhunt.


For Shelby, a young trans woman struggling to find her place in the world, Camp Resolution represents everything she has spent her life trying to escape. But Camp Resolution is not all it seems. The lessons they are all taught make no sense, and the counsellors act odd, even for camp counsellors.


At night, Shelby can hear a voice speaking to her over the mountains, and soon, the residents of the camp discover its terrible secret. To stay alive and escape, the residents of the camp must learn to trust one another - but that is a difficult thing when there are cuckoos in the nest, hungry and out for blood.


Court of Wanderers - Rin Chupeco

Paranormal Fantasy

02 April 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary, Polyamory

Remy Pendergast, the vampire hunter, and his unexpected companions, Lord Zidan Malekh and Lady Xiaodan Song, are on the road through the kingdom of Aluria again after a hard-won first battle against the formidable Night Empress, who threatens to undo a fragile peace between humans and vampires.


Xiaodan, severely injured, has lost her powers to vanquish the enemy’s new super breed of vampire, but if the trio can make it to Fata Morgana, the seat of Malehk’s court—dubbed “the Court of Wanderers”—there is hope of nursing her and bringing them back.


En-route to the Third Court, Remy crosses paths with his father, the arrogant, oftentimes cruel Lord of Valenbonne. He also begins to suffer strange dreams of the Night Empress, whom he has long suspected to be Ligaya Pendergast, his own mother. As his family history unfolds during these episodes, which are too realistic to be coincidence, he realizes that she is no ordinary vampire—and that he may end up having to choose between the respective legacies of his parents.


Homebody - Theo Parish

Graphic Novel - Graphic Memoir

25 April 2024

Queer Rep: Trans & Non-Binary


'Hello! I’m Theo. I like cats, Dungeons & Dragons . . . and I’m trans and non-binary.'


Theo grew up in a household with a loving family and relaxed gender roles, but the pressures of the outside world to fit into society’s expectations can make life feel, well... confusing! Theo knows that there's no one way to be, but inspired by superheroes, role-playing-games and comic con they find the confidence to rebuild their image in a way that feels truly themselves.


In their debut graphic novel Homebody, author-illustrator Theo Parish takes readers through a beautifully heart lifting story of discovering what it means to live life on your own terms and what it means to feel at home in the world.


Otherworldly - F.T. Lukens

YA Fantasy

02 April 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary, Queer Men


Seventeen-year-old Ellery is a non-believer in a region where people swear the supernatural is real. Sure, they’ve been stuck in a five-year winter, but there’s got to be a scientific explanation. If goddesses were real, they wouldn’t abandon their charges like this, leaving farmers like Ellery’s family to scrape by.


Knox is a familiar from the Other World, a magical assistant sent to help humans who have made crossroads bargains. But it’s been years since he heard from his queen, and Knox is getting nervous about what he might find once he returns home. When the crossroads demons come to collect Knox, he panics and runs. A chance encounter down an alley finds Ellery coming to Knox’s rescue, successfully fending off his would-be abductors.


Ellery can’t quite believe what they’ve seen. And they definitely don’t believe the nonsense this unnervingly attractive guy spews about his paranormal origins. But Knox needs to make a deal with a human who can tether him to this realm, and Ellery needs to figure out how to stop this winter to help their family.


Celestial Monsters - Aiden Thomas

YA Mythical Fantasy

03 September 2023

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Queer Cast


Aiden Thomas returns to the beloved world of The Sunbearer Trials in Celestial Monsters, a heart-stopping duology finale, in which three young semidioses travel through a dark monster-infested world, facing down chaotic Obsidian gods, in a quest to save their friends and return the sun to the sky.


The sun is gone, the Obsidian gods have been released from their prison, and now chaos and destruction are wreaking havoc on Reino del Sol. All because Teo refused to sacrifice a fellow semidiose during the Sunbearer Trials.


With the world plunged into perpetual night, Teo, Aurelio and Niya must journey to the dark wilderness of Los Restos, battling vicious monsters while dealing with guilt, trauma, and a (very distracting) burgeoning romance between Teo and Aurelio. Once more racing against the clock, the trio are determined to rescue the captured semidioses and retrieve the Sol Stone.


The Prospects - KT Hoffman

Adult Sports Romance

09 April 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Queer Men


The pressure cooker of minor league baseball leads to major chemistry in this exhilarating, sexy, and triumphant rivals to lovers debut romance.


Hope is familiar territory for Gene Ionescu. He has always loved baseball, a sport made for underdogs and optimists like him. He also loves his team, the minor league Beaverton Beavers, and, for the most part, he loves the career he’s built. As the first openly trans player in professional baseball, Gene has nearly everything he’s ever let himself dream of—that is, until Luis Estrada, Gene’s former teammate and current rival, gets traded to the Beavers, destroying the careful equilibrium of Gene’s life.


Gene and Luis can’t manage a civil conversation off the field or a competent play on it, but in the close confines of dugout benches and roadie buses, they begrudgingly rediscover a comfortable rhythm. As the two grow closer, the tension between them turns electric, and their chemistry spills past the confines of the stadium. For every tight double play they execute, there’s also a glance at summer-tan shoulders or a secret shared, each one a breathless moment of possibility that ignites in Gene the visceral, terrifying kind of desire he’s never allowed himself. Soon, Gene has to reconcile the quiet, minor-league-sized life he used to find fulfilling with the major-league dreams Luis makes feel possible.




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