"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:
- Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole (first novel)
- 10,000 Dresses written by Marcus Ewert and illustrated by Rex Ray (first picture book)
- Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon
- Skim by Mariko Tamaki (text) and Jillian Tamaki (artwork)
Read the whole list here.