On January 15, the American Library Association published its fourth annual Rainbow Bibliography. The bibliography is essentially a comprehensive list of LGBT-inclusive books for readers under the age of 18.

It crosses genres to include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels and celebrity memoirs. The bibliography is intended to be a support tool for librarians who might face controversy for placing LGBT-themed books on shelves. [Windy City Times]



The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister Agell, Charlotte
Keeper Appelt, Kathi
Another Life Altogether Beale, Elaine
the Nearest Exit May Be Behind You Bergman, S. Bear
The Frenzy Block, Francesca Lia
Will Boyd, Maria
Between XX and XY Callahan, Gerald N.
Very LeFreak Cohn, Rachel
Stuck Rubber Baby Cruz, Howard
Unbearable Lightness de Rossi, Portia
American Voyeur Denizet-Lewis, Benoit
Of All the Stupid Things Diaz, Alexandra
Out Diersch, Sandra
I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip Donovan, John
Wildthorn Eagland, Jane
Let’s Get This Straight Fakhrid-Deen, Tina with COLAGE
The Gallup’s Guide… Gallup: Various Authors
Pink Me Up Harper, Charise Mericle
Monday Hearts For Madalene Hodel, Page
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend Horner, Emily
Jumpstart the World Hyde, Catherine Ryan
The Popularity Papers Ignatow, Amy
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet Kemp, Anna
My Princess Boy Kilodavis, Cheryl and Suzanne DeSimone
Love Drugged Klise, James
Will Grayson, Will Grayson Levithan, David and John Green
Kicked Out Lowrey, Sassafras
The Less Dead Lurie, April
Sugarless Magruder, James
Me Martin, Ricky
The Death-Defying Pepper Roux McCaughrean, Geraldine
A Tale of Two Daddies Oelschlager, Vanita
As You Wish Pearce, Jackson
Where’s My Wand Poole, Eric
Scars Rainfield, Cheryl
Theater Geek Rapkin, Mickey
The Chicken Thief Rodriguez, Beatrice
Edges Roy, Léna
Batwoman Elegy Rucka, Greg
Workin’ It! RuPaul
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Sheng, Jeff
God Loves Hair Shrya, Vivek
Tutus Aren’t My Style Skeers, Linda
Robin and Ruby Soehnlein, K.M.
The Hour Between Stuart, Sebastian
Kiss Wilson, Jacqueline
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink Yolen, Jane and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

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4 Responses to “Rainbow Bibliography helps librarians help LGBTQ youth”

  1. 31 January 2011 at 1:23 PM #

    Great list of reads – A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend, Jumpstart the World, My Princess Boy, Love Drugged, and God Loves Hair have all made it onto my to-read list.

    • 31 January 2011 at 1:29 PM #

      Brilliant idea! Maybe we need an “app” for this!

    • 31 January 2011 at 1:30 PM #

      oops. wrong response. sorry. :(

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