Volunteers needed!

The Rainbow Round Table is now taking applications for the Rainbow Book List Committee, Over the Rainbow Book List Committee, Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature Award Committee, Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Committee, and the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Roman Children’s and Young Adult Committee. Service begins on February 1, 2022, […]

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Rainbow Book List announced!

The Rainbow Book List Committee of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable has released the 2021 Rainbow Book List. The annual annotated bibliography includes 129 titles in this year’s list. For the first time the committee created two Top 10 lists: “The Rainbow Book List Committee is ecstatic to provide these Top 10 lists: one intended for preschool through […]

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Over the Rainbow booklist announced!

The Over the Rainbow Committee of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable has released the 2021 Over the Rainbow book list.  29 titles make up the Fiction and Poetry longlist and 19 titles are on the Nonfiction longlist this year and here are the top 10 fiction and nonfiction titles: 2021 Over the Rainbow Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction […]

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Stonewall Book Awards announced!

The Stonewall Book Awards were announced during ALA’s Midwinter meeting. Congratulations! Here are this year’s winners and honorees: Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar. Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: The Queer Games Avant Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games by Bonnie Ruberg. Mike Morgan […]

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RRT e-Social tonight!

The Rainbow Round Table e-Social is tonight (Sunday, January 24) at 7PM CST. Join us for fun and festivities and the announcement of the 2021 Adult Stonewall Book Awards! https://www.facebook.com/events/870672767099350 https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctduGoqjooGNU68lZjht_ixRlQo5uIXo78

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Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” wins the Booker prize

Douglas Stuart’s debut novel Shuggie Bain, about a queer boy growing up in 1980’s Glasgow, Scotland, won the Booker Prize last week. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54976523 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/nov/19/douglas-stuart-wins-booker-prize-for-debut-shuggie-bain Recently Stuart talked to NPR and to Vulture: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/14/934548946/shuggie-bain-will-lift-you-up-and-tear-you-up https://www.vulture.com/2020/11/shuggie-bain-douglas-stuart.html

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Carnegie Medals longlist announced; “Shuggie Bain”, “Memorial” & “My Autobiography of Carson McCullers” make the list

The 2021 longlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced. Two novels with LGBTQ themes, Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart and Memorial by Bryan Washington, are on the fiction list while My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland, described as an “exploration of one of America’s most […]

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Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” on the Booker shortlist

Douglas Stuart’s debut novel Shuggie Bain has also made the Booker Prize shortlist (and last week was named to the longlist for the National Book Award) with his coming of age tale of a young gay Glasgow boy set during the 1980’s. Stuart spoke about his book earlier this summer: https://theface.com/culture/shuggie-bain-douglas-stuart-book-release-picador

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