Rainbow Book List is created by a joint-committee of the Rainbow and Social Responsibilities Round Tables of the American Library Association (ALA). The committee creates an annual book list of recommended LGBTQ+ fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers from birth through age 18. Books on the final bibliography, to be determined at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, are published within the assigned calendar year or between July 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year.
We invite recommendations for this bibliography from anyone not affiliated with the author or the publisher of the proposed book prior to September 30 of each year. A short statement explaining the book's merit should accompany the recommendation. Nominations from jury members are to be submitted by October 31. Complete information about the jury process is available at the Rainbow Book List blog.
Nominations and information can be found at the following:
Questions about Rainbow Books and suggested titles may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.