Thursday, March 05, 2009

Rainbow List is Out

No pun intended. Oh, who am I kidding? If there's a pun, I intended it.

Anyway, the 2009 Rainbow List is out and proud. This list, created by a couple of very long-named subcommittees from the American Library Association, is for
well-written and/or well-illustrated titles with authentic and significant gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered/queer/questioning (GLBTQ) content for youth from birth through age 18.
Yowza. Ambitious much? But I'm especially glad that it included picture books, which are hard to find. The list includes titles like Uncle Bobby's Wedding, After Tupac and D Foster, and Another Kind of Cowboy. Good job, guys.

Thanks to Cheryl Rainfield for the heads-up.


Sadako said...

Sweet list. But no Annie on My Mind?

Also, this reminds me of this book I read about two lesbians facing persecution in a small town--one of them is raped/beaten by a homophobic guy who has a crush on her. The other thing I remember is they quote from Tolstoy in the beginning (the one about happy families). Am I crazy or does this book exist?

Bibliovore said...

Hey Sadako

I think this was just for books published in 2008, otherwise Annie on My Mind would definitely be on it.

The book you mention doesn't ring a bell for me, but I would definitely go ask Lee Wind of I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell Do I Read.