2012 Over the Rainbow list recognizes 74 quality LGBT fiction and nonfiction titles

For Immediate Release
Mon, 01/23/2012

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John Amundsen
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DALLAS – The 2012 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

The bibliography features quality fiction and non-fiction books for adults that are recognized by the Over the Rainbow Project, a standing committee of GLBTRT, for their authentic expression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experiences.   Each year, the Over the Rainbow Project releases its annotated bibliography to aid librarians and patrons in selecting quality books released over the past 18 months.  This year’s list includes 74 titles published between July 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2011.

To view the 2012 bibliography, please visit http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow

The 2012 Over the Rainbow committee includes Arla Jones, Chair, Lawrence, Kan.; Danielle Pollock, Chair-Elect, Albuquerque, N.M.; Bob Graziano, Chicago, Ill.;  Sarah Kanning, Lawrence, Kan.; Paige Mano, Racine, Wis.;  Jesse Nachem, Oakland, Calif.;  Larry Romans, Nashville, Tenn.; Michael Santangelo, New York;  Katy Vance, Greensboro, N.C.;  and Nel Ward, Newport, Ore.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender 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.