Nevo Zisin Gives Us Their Top 10 Reads

By Nevo Zisin


Nevo is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and author of Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender transition. They are based in Naarm and run workshops and professional development in schools and workplaces around gender inclusivity. They have appeared in various media discussing their complex relationship with gender. Nevo is a contact point in the Jewish community for other children and families confronting issues of gender and sexuality in their own lives.

In this list Nevo gives us their top 10 recent reads with novels that discuss everything from identity and feminism to grief and history.

Ida by Alison Evans

Ida by Alison Evans

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee

Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee

Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Edited by Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon

Eyes Too Dry by Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli

Eyes Too Dry by Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli

Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

decolonizing trans/gender 101 by B. Binaohan

decolonizing trans/gender 101 by B. Binaohan