City Council speaker and New York mayoral contender Christine Quinn will soon have a memoir on the shelves. The book, titled With Patience and Fortitude, is slated for a May 14, 2013 by publisher William Morrow and Company. If Quinn is elected mayor, she will be the first female and first openly gay candidate to fill the position. [NYTimes]

American Library Associations’ Rainbow List Ranks Top LGBT Kids Books: The 2013 Rainbow List, which consists of 49 books aimed at children and teens, has been released by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Among the list of titles are Adaptation by Malinda Lo, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, and The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves edited by Sarah Moon. [Queerty]

Oprah’s Latest Book Pick Penned by Queer Author Ayana Mathis: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, has been chosen as the second selection of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Oprah interviewed Mathis about her novel this past Sunday for the OWN Network. The novel follows a black woman trapped in a troubled marriage with the Great Migration as a backdrop. Her children, including a gay son, and grandchild are her “12 tribes” –a reference to the tribes of Israel. Of the book, Winfrey said, “Its characters are so real. There were so many other black women like Hattie, who struggled and survived and did the best they could, and made a better life for the people who followed — people like me. And that shouldn’t be forgotten.” [USAToday] [Oprah]



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