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28th Jan 13

The year 2012 will be remembered as an important landmark in the struggle for GLBTQ rights.  On the one hand, national and state elections polarized attitudes and big business took sides on GLBTQ issues.  At the same time, marriage equality saw major wins in four battleground states, the President of the United States came out […]


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27th Jan 13

Want to see what the Rainbow Project is all about?  Join us today (Sunday, January 27) at the Renaissance Seattle (515 Madison) starting at 9 a.m.  We will complete the 2013 Rainbow List today, so come see how everything works!  Meetings are in Room 525, and open to all conference attendees.  Dying to see what made the […]


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21st Dec 12

Headed to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle? Have a passion for GLBTQ books for youth and teens?  We’d love to see you! ALA Midwinter is when we create our Annual List, and this year is sure to have some interesting debates about whether books meeting the criteria for the list. Our meetings are open […]


12th Nov 12

The 2013 Rainbow Project Committee is proud to present our 2013 Nominations list!  Please remember that not all nominations make make the final list, which will be announced during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, this year held in Seattle, Washington January 25-29.  All books on the nomination list will be discussed during the group […]


24th Oct 12

Pepper, Rachel, editor. Transitions of the heart : stories of love, struggle and acceptance by mothers of transgender and gender variant children. Cleis Press, 2012. xv, 203p. $16.95 ISBN 9781573447881 Ages 9-up. Schwartz, Amy. Willie and Uncle Bill. Holiday House, 2012. Unpaged. $16.95 ISBN 9780823422036 Ages 3-7. Howe, James. Illustrated by Chris Raschka. Otter and […]


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23rd Oct 12

The nominations period for the 2013 Rainbow List ends at midnight on Halloween–just nine days away!   If you want to suggest LGBTQ books for young readers (that were newly published between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012) for the Rainbow List, please visit our suggestions page.  We call these field suggestions and committee members will […]


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5th Oct 12

Takako, Shimura.  Wandering Son, Volume 2.  Fantagraphic Books.  2012. Matt Thorn, translator.  221 pages.  $19.99.  ISBN:  9781606994566.  YA. Takako, Shimura.  Wandering Son, Volume 3.  Fantagraphic Books.  2012.  Matt Thorn, translator.  219 pages.  $19.99.  ISBN:  9781606995334.  YA. Hopkins, Ellen.  Tilt.  2012.  Margaret K. McElderry Books.  604 pp.  ISBN:  9781416983309.  $16.99.  YA (14 & up). Hoole, Elissa […]


11th Sep 12

Three new nominations for you this Tuesday afternoon! Buckell, Tobias S. & Joe Monti, Eds. DIVERSE ENERGIES. Tu Books/an imprint of Lee & Low Books. October 2012. 368 pages. $17.95 ISBN: 9781600608872. Grades 9-12. Guran, Paula, ed. BRAVE NEW LOVE: 15 DYSTOPIAN TALES OF DESIRE. Running Press Book Publishers. 2012. 392 pages. $9.95. ISBN: 9780762442201. […]


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27th Aug 12

You may have thought we’ve forgotten, but we’ve been busy reading away!  And we have 7 new nominations for you! Parent, Dan. Kevin Keller. Archie Comic Publications, 2012. Pagination varies. $19.99 ISBN 9781879794931 Ages 12-up. Newman, Leslea. October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. Candlewick Press, September 2012. 128 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7636-5807-6. ages 14 and up. Kokie, […]


20th Jul 12

Griffin, Molly Beth. Silhouette of a Sparrow. Milkweed Editions, release date September 2012. 191p. ISBN 9781571317018. Ages 14-up. Hand, Elizabeth. Radiant Days. Includes select bibliography. Viking, 2012. 287p. $17.99. ISBN 978670011353. Ages 15-up. Ryan, Tom. Way to Go. Orca Book Publishers, 2012. 214p. $12.95. ISBN 978145980779. Ages 14-up.     


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Rainbow Books presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age. Rainbow Books is a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA).
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