Over the Rainbow Books

The Over the Rainbow Book List is an expansion of the highly successful Rainbow Book List.  Over the Rainbow Book List is created by a committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA).

Over the Rainbow Book List is created by a committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA).  The committee will create an annual bibliography of books that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant authentic LGBT content for general adult readers over age 18.  The bibliography includes books published between July 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year.

The bibliography is not meant to be all-inclusive but is intended as an annual core list for readers and librarians searching for recommendations of a cross-section of the year’s titles. Although the committee attempts to present titles for a variety of reading tastes and levels, no effort will be made to balance this bibliography according to subject, area of interest, age, or genre.

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Questions about Over the Rainbow Books and suggested titles may be sent to: booksotr@gmail.com.

Project Background

The project was proposed in February 2010 and was formally charged as a GLBTRT ad hoc committee by the GLBTRT Steering Committee in April 2010. With a majority vote, the Steering Committee accepted the following documentation as submitted by the proposal group. The committee's progress will be evaluated by the Steering Committee at ALA 2011 Annual Conference.

Project Proposal Documents:

Reports:

  • 2011 ALA Annual Conference, Over the Rainbow Ad hoc Committee Report [pdf: 29.8]
  • 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Over the Rainbow Ad hoc Committee Report [pdf: 66kb]
  • 2010 ALA Annual Conference, Over the Rainbow Ad hoc Committee Report [pdf: 71kb]


Last Updated: April, 2012


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