Rainbow Book List - GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens
6th Aug 18

Hello, Rainbow Readers! Since our last update on July 1, we have seven new titles under consideration:   Between the Blade and the Heart  by Amanda Hocking A Possibility of Whales  by Karen Rivers Anger is a Gift  by Mark Oshiro Ship of the Dead  by Rick Riordan Social Intercourse  by Greg Howard A Quick […]

24th Jul 18

Hello! We’re experiencing a heatwave of 100-degree days here in Boise; perfect weather for staying inside and reading! My name is Gregory and I’m excited to be a member of the Rainbow List committee this year. I’m a junior high Teacher Librarian, so I’m enjoying having extra reading time in the summer months. Here are […]

1st Jul 18

There were a lot of titles added to the under consideration list this month! Beating Bullying at Home and in Your Community by Clara MacCarald The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner […]

15th Jun 18

The following titles are under consideration for the 2019 Rainbow Book List as of June 1st, 2018.Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli Moonstruck: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller My Shot: Balancing It All and Standing Tall by Elena Delle Donne and Sarah Durand Prince […]

15th Jun 18

Happy June everyone!  This is Gemma Doyle, member of the 2019 Rainbow Booklist Committee and New England resident who is extremely happy that summer has finally arrived. Here’s what I’ve been reading lately: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland: I started reading this book without knowing anything about the plot, and I really liked the writing […]

14th May 18

​Hello again, Rainbow Readers! The following titles are under consideration for the 2019 Rainbow Book List as of May 1st, 2018. ​​Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake ​​Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake ​​In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan ​​I Love My Purse by Belle Demont ​​Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody ​​BINGO […]

19th Apr 18

Greetings, Rainbow Readers! Becky here– Rainbow Booklist Committee member and Teen Services Librarian in Delaware, Ohio repping the B contingent of LGBTQIA+. Pretty sure I’m supposed to highlight a book I’m currently reading, but I’ve been inhaling some goodies lately and just have to sprinkle in a few. The Prince and the Dressmaker  by Jen Wang (a graphic novel I’ve […]

13th Apr 18

Alana Phelan (Chair) Gemma Doyle Zoe Fisher Ms. Elizabeth Lippoldt Jessica Pryde (Alternate) Ms. Lynne Rhys Talya Sokoll Gregory S. Taylor Kevin Washburn Becky Woodruff This year, we have a full roster of committee members and we’ve added something new: an alternate. When extenuating circumstances lead to a even number of committee members, the alternate […]

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11th Feb 18

The Rainbow Book List Committee is proud to announce the 2018 Rainbow Book List. The List is a curated bibliography highlighting books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, aimed at children and youth from birth to age 18. This List is intended to aid youth and those working with youth in selecting […]

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1st Nov 17

Hello good people of the internet! Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a suggestion this year. We have read a good number of books over the last ten months, and we now have our list of nominees for the 2018 Rainbow Book List. We will be posting the final list after […]


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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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