SAN DIEGO – The 2011 Rainbow Project book list, a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7-11 in San Diego.
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 33 titles published between July 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010.
The bibliography 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 2011 bibliography, please visit http://rainbowlist.wordpress.com .
The 2011 Rainbow Project committee includes Michael Cart; Lynn Evarts, acting chair, Sauk Prairie High School (Prairie du Sac, Wis.); Christie Gibrich, Grand Prairie Public Library System (Grand Prairie, Texas); Nanci Milone Hill, Nevins Memorial Library (Methuen, Mass.); Michael Santangelo, Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Victor Schill, Harris County Public Library (Houston, Texas); Laurie Spurling, Denver Public Library (Denver); and Zeke White, Baltimore County Public Library (Baltimore).
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
ed professional library community, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ed information and access needs of individuals at large. 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. The GLBT RT’s website is http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/
SRRT is a unit within the American Library Association. It works to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association, but also for the entire profession. Concern for human and economic rights was an important element in the founding of SRRT and remains an urgent concern today. SRRT believes that libraries and librarians must recognize and help solve social problems and inequities in order to carry out their mandate to work for the common good and bolster democracy. SRRT's main Web site is hosted at http://libr.org/SRRT.
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