Transponder Book Club

Event Details

This event is running from 30 June 2020 until 27 December 2022. It is next occurring on January 18, 2022 5:00 pm

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What: TransPonder Book Club
When: Every Tuesday, 5 p.m. PT
Who: All ages. Allies welcome!
Where: On Google Meet; email for the link.

Every Tuesday we chat about what books we’re excited about, have picture book storytime, and/or discuss local trans artists. On the last Tuesday of the month we discuss our monthly discussion book. Our discussion book is a book for trans/gender diverse people, about trans/gender diverse people, and/or by trans/gender diverse people. Reading the discussion book is not required. Open to allies of all ages.

click here to see our full list of recommended books

Need a FREE digital copy of one of our monthly discussion books?

Want an ebook or e-audiobook copy of the monthly books we’re discussing but don’t have the means to acquire one? TransPonder can help! Request an ebook copy of one of our monthly discussion books by filling out our form.

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Monthly Discussion Books

March: The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

werewolf shadow curling around a youth in pink, huddled over occult paraphernalia.

February: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, Allen, Laiho, & Aiese

wood shack background with five gangly teens in what can only be described as 90s grunge clothing.

January: Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

You can buy this book at Books with Pictures, a local bookshop downtown!

graphic novel of Snapdragon with a person with a bike with fluffy pigtails and a dog in a basket


December: A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett

No audiobook available this month!

white background with orange dots. small illustrations of keys and cigarettes. A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett.

November: Dawn by Octavia Butler

sunrise in the background. audiobook of DAWN by Octavia Butler

October: The Wrong End of the Telescope by Rabih Alameddine

Background of a map of Greece. In the foreground is the book cover of “The Wrong End of the Telescope” by Rabih Alameddine next to light lettering which sits on top of a dark background. “TransPonder Book Club October Discussion Book, The Wrong End of the Telescope, Tuesdays @ 5 p.m. PT”⁠

September: Finna by Nino Cipri

cover of finna--blue with yellow lettering and illustrations of pipes in the background

August: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

blue background with a bunch of illustrated figures dancing

July: Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee

Cover of Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee. Pink background with illustrations of five couples on a date.

June: Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

Audiobook cover of “Beyond the Gender Binary”: Purple background with cartoon image of Alok with purple hair, in a yellow and green outfit with ruffles.

May: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

“If I Was Your Girl” audiobook cover: dark background with a teen girl with red hair in a spaghetti strap top, looking over her shoulder.

April: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

Cover of “Tranny” by Laura Jane Grace, which includes a black sketch of a person’s face, eyes heavily lined in khol.

March: The Black Tides of Heaven by Neon Yang

Cover of “The Black Tides of Heaven” by Neon Yang, with an illustrated figure in a blue robe, seated on a cloud in a sky. Text reads: TransPonder Book Club, Tuesdays @ 5 PM PT


February: Gender Failure by Coyote & Spoon

January: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

2020 Books

December: Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

November: The Princess Beard by Dawson & Hearne

Book cover on a orange background with a pirate ship, a map, and pirate hat.

October: Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein (and Gender Outlaws by Bornstein & Bergman)

September: George by Alex Gino

August: Real Queer America by Samantha Allen

real queer america book cover

July: Dreadnought by April Daniels

dreadnought book cover

June: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

janet mock book cover

May: Beast by Brie Spangler

beast book cover