2012 Rainbow List Announced— GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens

Rainbow Books – GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens

2012 Rainbow List Announced

*Those marked with as asteristk have been reviewed right here on my site

22nd Jan 12

The 2011-2012 committee of the Rainbow Project, a joint task force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Round Table of the American Library Association proudly present our 2012 Rainbow List. Titles appearing in bold are selected as part of the Top 10 titles for this year’s list.

A fully annotated list that has been sorted into age ranges will be posted in the forthcoming weeks.

2012 Rainbow List

*Beam, Cris. I Am J. New York: Little Brown, 2011. 352p. $16.99. ISBN: 9780316053617

Belge, Kathy and Marke Bieschke. Queer: The Ultimate Guide for Teens.  San Francisco: Zest, 2011. 208p. $14.99. ISBN: 9780981973340

Belgue, Nancy. Soames on the Range. New York: HarperTrophy, 2011. 203p. $14.99. ISBN: 9780002007689

*Berman, Steve, editor. Speaking Out. Valley Falls: Bold Strokes Books, 2011.288p. $13.95. ISBN: 9781602825666

*Bray, Libba. Beauty Queens. New York: Scholastic, 2011. 400p. $18.99 ISBN: 9780439895972

 *Brezenoff, Steve. Brooklyn Burning. Minneapolis: Carolrhod Lab, 2011. 202p. $17.95. ISBN: 9780761375265

Carr, Jennifer. Be Who You Are. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2010. Unpaged. $20.99. ISBN: 978-1452087252

Cook, Trish, and Brendan Halpin. Notes from the Blender. New York: EgmontUSA, 2011. 240p. $16.99 ISBN: 9781606841402

Cooper, Michelle. The FitzOsbornes in Exile. “The Montmaray Journals.” New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2011. 464p. $17.95. ISBN: 978-0375858659

*Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories. Megan Kelly Hall and Carrie Jones, ed. HarperCollins, 2011. 384p. $9.99. ISBN: 978-0062060976

Donley, Jan. The Side Door. Midway: Spinsters Ink, 2010. 234p. $14.95. ISBN: 978-1935226123

Farrey, Brian. With or Without You. New York: Simon Pulse, 2011. 368p. $8.99. ISBN: 978-1442406995

*Goode, Laura. Sister Mischief. Sommerville: Candlewick, 2011. 367p. $16.99. ISBN: 978-0763646400

Hopkins, Ellen. Perfect. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. 640p. $18.99. ISBN: 978-1416983248

*It Gets Better. Dan Savage and Terry Miller, ed. New York: Dutton, 2011. 338p. $21.95. ISBN: 978-0525952336


 *Lo, Malinda. Huntress. New York: Little Brown, and Young, 2011. 384p. $17.99. ISBN: 978-0316040075

*Lynch, Jane. Happy Accidents. New York: Hyperion, 2011. 256p. $25.99. ISBN: 978-1401341763

*Mourian, Tomas. Hidden. New York: Kensington Publishing House, 2011. 304p. $15.00 ISBN: 978-0758251312

Myracle, Lauren. Shine. New York: Abrams, 2011. 376p. $16.95. ISBN: 978-0810984172.

 *Newman, Leslea. Donovan’s Big Day. Illustrated by Mike Dutton. New York: Tricycle Press, 2011. 32p. $15.99. ISBN: 978-1582463322

*Pasfield, Scott. Gay in America: portraits. New York: Welcome Books, 2011. 223p. $45.00. ISBN: 978-1599621043

 *Peters, Julie Ann. She Loves You, She Loves You Not. New York: Little Brown for Young Readers, 2011. 278p. $17.99. ISBN: 978-0316078740

*Reardon, Robin. The Evolution of Ethan Poe. New York: Kensington, 2011. 352p. $15.00. ISBN: 9780758246806

*Reardon, Robin. A Question of Manhood. New York: Kensington, 2010. 352p. $15.00. ISBN: 978-0758246790

*Ryan, Patrick. Gemini Bites. New York: Scholastic, 2011. 240p. $17.99. ISBN: 978-0545221283

*Sanchez, Alex. Boyfriends with Girlfriends. New York: Simon & Schuster. 224p. $16.99. ISBN: 978-1416937739

Takako, Shimura. Wandering Son, Volume 1. Translated by Matt Thorn. Lake City Way: Fantagraphic Books, 2011. 192p. $19.99. ISBN: 978-1606994160.

*Torres, Justin. We the Animals. New York: Houghton Miffling Harcourt, 2011. 144p. $18.00. ISBN: 978-0547576725

Welcome to Bordertown: new stories and poems of the borderlands. Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, ed. New York: Random House, 2011. 517p. $19.99. ISBN: 978-0375967054


 Wilkinson, Lili. Pink. New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2011. 310p. 310p. $16.99. ISBN: 9780061926532

*Wright, Bil. Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. 240p. $16.99. ISBN: 978-1416939962

Zombies vs. Unicorns. Holly Black, ed. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010. 432p. $16.99. ISBN: 978-1416989530

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