Rainbow Book List - GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens
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. […]

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.     

12th Jul 12

Lo, Malinda. Adaptation. Little, Brown and Company, release date September 2012. 385p. $17.99. ARC ISBN 9780316218221. Hardcover ISBN 978316197960. YA (15+) Wahls, Zach, with Bruce Littlefield. My two moms : lessons of love, strength, and what makes a family. Gotham Books, May 2012. 235p. $26.00 ISBN 9781592407132. YA (14-up). Jo Knowles.     See You at Harry’s. […]

14th Jun 12

Want to see the Rock Bottom Remainders at ALA but can’t swing the tickets?  The Rainbow Project will have TWO tickets up for grabs at the SRRT All Task Force Meeting on Friday, June 22 at the Hilton Anaheim, Oceanside Room!  Meeting starts at 7:30, stop by say HI to our member, give us your […]

7th Jun 12

WHEW!  We are playing catch-up with our nominations right before Annual, so no book covers going into this post.  Instead, we give you EIGHT new nominations for the 2013 list!   Winterson, Jeanette. Why be happy when you could be normal? Grove Press, March 2012.  240 p. $25.00 ISBN 9780802120106 Ages 14-up. George, Madeleine. The […]

3rd Apr 12

Adams, S.J. Sparks: the epic, completely true blue, (almost) holy quest of Debbie. Flux. 2011. 256 pages. $9.95. ISBN: 978-0-7387-2676-2. Gr. 9-12. Franklin, Emily & Brendan Halpin. Tessa Masterson will go to prom. Walker & Company, 2012. 256 p. $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-8027-2345-1. Gr. 9-12. Gennari, Jennifer. MY MIXED-UP BERRY BLUE SUMMER. Houghton Mifflin. 2012. $15.99. ISBN: 978-0-547-57739-5.  Gr. […]


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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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