First-ever Over the Rainbow bibliography released

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/11/2011

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John Amundsen
SAN DIEGO – The 2011 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
 
The bibliography features quality fiction and non-fiction books that are recognized by the committee for their authentic expression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experiences. This year’s list includes 108 titles published between July 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010.
 
The purpose of the Project is to recognize current quality non-fiction and fiction books that authentically express gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experiences. 
 
To view the 2011 bibliography, please visit http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow
 
The 2011 Over the Rainbow committee includes Arla Jones, chair, Lawrence, Kan.; Jane Cothron, Newport, Ore.; Cecil Hixon, New York, N.Y.; Brent Husher, Kansas City, Mo.; Jesse Nachem, Oakland, Calif; Danielle Pollock, Albuquerque, N.M.;  Larry Romans, Nashville, Tenn.; and Nel Ward, Newport, Ore.
 
About GLBTRT
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 professional library community, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender 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.