July was a good month to read a good book or several. Below are the newest titles that have been nominated for consideration for this yearâ€™s Over the Rainbow List by at least one member of the committee:
Blackburn, Mollie V. Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It. Teacher’s College Press.
Cardamone, Tom. Green Thumb. BrazenHead.
Carr, Cynthia. Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz. Bloomsbury.
Closs, Larry. Beatitude. Rebel Satori Press.
Conversations with Dorothy Allison.Â Ed. by Mae Miller Claxton.Â University Press of Mississippi.
de la Croix, St. Sukie. Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall. University of Wisconsin Press.
Eads, Sean. The Survivors. Lethe Press.
Files, Gemma. Tree of Bones. ChiZine Press.
Guiliano, Neil. The Campaign Within: A Mayor’s Private Journey to Public Leadership. Magnus Books.
JimÃ©nez, Karleen Pendleton. How to Get a Girl Pregnant. Zurita.
Jones, Saeed. When the Only Light Is Fire. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Kenry, Chris. The Survival Methods and Mating Rituals of Men and Marine Mammals. Kensington.
Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry. Ed. by Bryan Borland. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Lennon, David. Blue’s Bayou. Blue Spike Publishing.
Mason, Janet. Tea Leaves. Bella Books.
Naidoo, Jamie Campbell. Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content. Libraries Unlimited.
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics.Â Ed. by Justin Hall.Â Fantagraphics.
Pitman, Gayle. Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities Behind Sexual Orientation Research. Active Voice Press.
Posey, Rafe. The Book of Broken Hymns. Flying Rabbit.
Schwartz, John. Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. Gotham.
Taia, Abdellah. An Arab Melancholia. Semiotext(e).
Terry, Scott. Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion. Lethe Press.
White, Edmund. Sacred Monsters. Magnus Books.