2019 Rainbow Book List bibliography announced

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/30/2019


Briana Jarnagin

Member Services Assistant



SEATTLE - The 2019 Rainbow Book List, a project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits held Jan. 25-29 in Seattle.

The bibliography features recommended fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers from birth through age 18, noted for their significant and authentic GLBTQ content. This year’s list includes 100+ titles chosen by the committee, published between July 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2018.

The Rainbow Books list is intended to aid librarians and readers in selecting high-quality books released over the past 18 months and may be used as a collection development or reader’s advisory tool, or a recommended reading list for interested librarians and patrons.

To view the 2019 bibliography, please visit: https://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/archives/1324

The 2019 Rainbow Book List committee includes Chair Alana Phelan, Oaklyn, New Jersey; Gemma Doyle, EBSCO, Ipswich, Massachusetts; Zoe Fisher; Pierce College, Lakewood, Washington; Elizabeth Lippoldt, St. Charles City-County Library Kathryn Linnemann Branch, St. Charles, Missouri; Jessica Pryde, Pima County Public Library, Tucson, Arizona; Lynne Rhys, SUNY Oswego, New York; Talya Sokoll, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, Massachusetts; Gregory Taylor, Hillside Junior High School, Boise, Idaho; Kevin Washburn, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Charlotte, North Carolina; Becky Woodruff, Delaware County District Library, Delaware, Ohio.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association is the oldest professional association for GLBT people in the United States. It is committed to serving the information needs of the GLBT professional library community and information and access needs of individuals at large. It is home to GLBT Book Month (tm), a nationwide celebration every June and the Stonewall Book Award, the oldest award honoring GLBT books. GLBTRT is committed to encouraging and supporting the free and necessary access to all information, as reflected by the missions of the American Library Association and democratic institutions.