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Over the Rainbow List Released

The GLBTRT released its list of outstanding titles for adults at ALA Midwinter. The Over the Rainbow Project releases an annotated bibliography each year highlighting quality fiction and non-fiction for adults that authentically represents gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experiences.

Top Ten Over the Rainbow List Books

  • The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott (Knopf)
  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad Books)
  • The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottavian (Abrams)
  • Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (Riverdale Avenue Books)
  • Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgeman (Penguin/Random House)
  • A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain by Christina Crosby (NYU Press)
  • In the Dark Room by Susan Faludi (Metropolitan Books)
  • Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation by Jim Downs. (Basic Books)
  • Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life For Girls Who Dig Girls by Lindsay King-Miller (Penguin/Random House)
  • Boy, Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley (Riverhead)


The Over the Rainbow List is compiled each year by the Over the Rainbow Book List Committee.


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