Thursday, February 5, 2009

The 2009 Rainbow List

From the ALSC blog:

"The Rainbow Project announced the 2009 Rainbow List, a joint undertaking of the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table and Social Responsibilities Round Table. Featuring well-written and/or well-illustrated titles with authentic and significant gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered/queer/questioning (glbtq) content for youth from birth through age 18, this year’s bibliography presents 34 outstanding titles, published in the last eighteen months and representing a broad range of glbtq experience...

Four titles stood out to the selection committee as especially deserving of recognition for their characters, stories, and quality of writing and/or illustration:

  1. Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole (first novel)

  2. 10,000 Dresses written by Marcus Ewert and illustrated by Rex Ray (first picture book)

  3. Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon

  4. Skim by Mariko Tamaki (text) and Jillian Tamaki (artwork)

Read the whole list here.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Ooh, I loved Skim.