Rainbow Book List - GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens
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28th Jan 19

The Rainbow Book List Committee is proud to announce the 2019 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 […]

1st Nov 18

The following 58 titles were under consideration by the Rainbow List Committee during the month of October: America, vol 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera America, vol 2: Fast and Fuertona by Gabby Rivera La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibia Obono Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore Burro Hills by Julia […]

11th Oct 18

Talya here! I am a middle and high school librarian right outside of Boston.  I’m so excited to be on Rainbow List this year and to share a few of the books I’ve been reading recently. Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow.  I don’t know about everyone else but I am a huge fan of […]

3rd Oct 18

The following twelve titles were under consideration by the Rainbow List Committee during the month of September: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell All We Can Do is Wait by Richard Lawson Art of Escaping by Erin Callahan The Bride was a […]

22nd Sep 18

With autumn fast approaching, upstate New York is finally cooling off – quite the relief after a hot and muggy summer where about all I could do was lay in front of the fan and sweat. I’m Lynne Rhys; I’m an academic librarian and a proud member of the Rainbow List selection committee. Now that […]

4th Sep 18

Hello Rainbow List Fans! My name is Kevin (pronouns, He, Him, His, Himself) and I’m a school librarian in North Carolina. My area of interest is primary picture books and children’s novels.  In this post, I would like to share with you some of the picture books that have recently been nominated that I’ve been […]

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3rd Sep 18

The following 10 titles are under consideration by the Rainbow List Committee for the month of August: Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson Being Fishkill by Ruth Leher Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow Elle of the Ball by Elena Delle Donne Love is Love by Michael Genhart Phoenix Goes […]

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 […]


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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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