By John Mack Freeman The 28th annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. View the full list here.
By John Mack Freeman The Intellectual Freedom Blog run by the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom has posted an entry about LGBT books for young adults written by Naomi Bates. You can read it here.
By Ashley R. Lierman The Advocate has released two lists of can’t-miss reading material this week: for kids, one of picture books with LGBT themes (in slideshow form); and for teens and adults, one of LGBT graphic novels. If you’re looking for collection development ideas or just behind on developing your or your family’s own […]
By John Mack Freeman The 2016 Over the Rainbow list has been announced. 68 titles have been honored this year. Read the full list here.
By John Mack Freeman Wasilla, Alaska’s city officials heard public comment on Monday, November 25th regarding a complaint that the Wasilla Public Library had James Dawson’s This Book Is Gay included in their juvenile nonfiction section. The complaint was brought forward after an area resident found her son reading the book. Via Alaska Public Media: This Book […]
By Elizabeth Gartley November is Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative which celebrates print picture books, and picture books are worth celebrating. Picture books are a powerful medium, and they are often the first form of literature that young children enjoy. Even as a middle school librarian who works with young teens, I keep […]
By Elizabeth Gartley A few months ago, I came across the 2011 article “The Silent Message: Professional Journals’ Failure to Address LGBTQ Issues” by Elizabeth Koehler, in The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, the academic journal of YALSA. In her study, Koehler searched for LGBTQ-themed articles in nine professional journals commonly read […]
By John Mack Freeman (Thanks to Chris Boire for the tip!) At ALA Annual in San Francisco, 3M crowdsourced a list of titles for their 2015 Partner for Pride Reading List. Conference attendees were encouraged to write their favorite diverse titles on a Post-It. Through this campaign, 3M donated $2,250 to the GLBTRT that will […]