Under Consideration for November 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended by at least one juror.

Fiction & Literature

Alexander, Jenn. The Song of the Sea. Bywater Books, 2019.

Dunn, Gaby. Bury the Lede. Boom! Studios, 2019.

Callahan, Dan. That Was Something. Squares and Rebels, 2018.

Ekotto, Frieda. Don’t Whisper Too Much and Portrait of a Young Artiste from Bona Mbella. Bucknell University Press, 2019.

Fargo, Layne. Temper. Gallery/Scout Press, 2019.

Glasgow, Matty Layne. deciduous qween. Red Hen Press, 2019.

Hoffman, Ada. The Outside. Angry Robot, 2019.

Leicher, S.W. Acts of Assumption. Twisted Road Publications, 2018.

Mann, Jeff (editor). LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia. West Virginia Press, 2019.

Randall, Julian. Refuse. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

Reeve, Alex. Half Moon Street. Felony and Mayhem, 2019.

Ringle, Molly. All the Better Part of Me. Central Avenue Publishing, 2019.

Solomon, Rivers. The Deep. Saga Press, 2019.

Waite, Olivia. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics. Avon Impulse, 2019.

Weiner, Jennifer. Mrs. Everything. Scribner, 2019.

 

Non-Fiction

Ball, Carlos. The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBT Adversary to Ally. Beacon Press, 2019.

Baker, Gilbert. Rainbow Warrior: My Life In Color. Chicago Review Press, 2019.

Barker, Meg-John and Alex Iantaffi. Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.

Beemyn, Genny. Trans People in Higher Education. SUNY, 2019.

Bell-Metereaum, Rebecca. Transgender Cinema. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Brown, Karamo. Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope. Gallery Books, 2019.

Cantorna, Amber. Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians. Westminster John Knox Press, 2019.

Carruthers, Charlene A. Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. Beacon Press, 2018.

Dilley, Patrick. Gay Liberation to Campus Assimilation: Early Non-Heterosexual Student Organizing at Midwestern Universities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Doonan, Simon. Drag: The Complete Story. Laurence King Publishing, 2019.

Drysdale, Kerryn. Intimate Investments in Drag King Cultures: The Rise and Fall of a Lesbian Social Scene. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Espinoza, Alex. Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime. Unnamed Press, 2019.

Ferguson, Joshua M. Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary. House of Anansi, 2019.

Ferguson, Rodrick. One-Dimensional Queer. Polity Press, 2019.

Graefe, Sara. Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories. Caitlin Press, 2018.

Habib, Samra. We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir. Viking, 2019. 

Haefele-Thomas, Ardel. Introduction to Transgender Studies. Harrington Park Press, 2019.

Henderson, Bruce. Queer Times: Beyond Binaries. Harrington Park Press, 2019.

Johnson, E. Patrick. Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women. Duke University Press, 2019.

Jones, Saeed. How We Fight For Our Lives. Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Koch, Anne L. It Never Goes Away: Gender Transition at a Mature Age. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Krueger, Stephen G. Supporting Trans People in Libraries. Libraries Unlimited, 2019.

McLeod, Darrel J. Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. Milkweed Editions, 2019.

Mizrahi, Isaac. I.M.: A Memoir. Flatiron, 2019.

New York Times, The. Pride: Fifty Years of Parades and Protest From The Photo Archives Of The New York Times. Abrams Image, 2019.

Parsemain, Ava. The Pedagogy of Queer TV. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Pizzuti, Dana. Transitioning in the Workplace: A Guidebook. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

Polchin, James. Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall. Counterpoint, 2019.

Shah, Shanon. The Making of a Gay Muslim: Religion, Sexuality and Identity in Malaysia and Britain. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Tobia, Jacob. Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. Putnam’s, 2019.

Ware, Cheryl. HIV Survivors in Sydney: Memories of the Epidemic. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Windsor, Edie. A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir. St. Martin’s Press, 2019.

Young, Eris. They/Them/Their: A Guide To Nonbinary and Genderqueer Identities. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.

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Under Consideration for October 2019

These titles have been read and recommended by at least one juror.

Fiction & Literature

Arnett, Kristen. Mostly Dead Things. Tin House Books, 2019.

Bongiovanni, Archie. Grease Bats. Boom!Box, 2019.

Collins, Bridget. The Binding. William Morrow, 2019.

Evaristo, Bernadine. Girl, Woman, Other. Grove Press, 2019.

Hitzel, Zoë Estelle. Gender Flytrap. Sundress Publications, 2019.

Hurley, Kameron. Meet Me In the Future: Stories. Tachyon, 2019.

Levy, Deborah. The Man Who Saw Everything. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Muir, Tamsyn. Gideon the Ninth. Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.

Murphy, Brenda. Complex Dimensions. NineStar Press, 2019.

Pico, Tommy. Feed. Tin House Books, 2019.

Savage, Lila. Say Say Say. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Skeets, Jake. Eyes Bottle Dark With a Mouthful of Flowers. Milkweed Editions, 2019.

Smith, Aaron. The Book of Daniel: Poems. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

Tierney, Karl. Have You Seen This Man?: the Castro Poems of Karl Tierney. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019.

Vuong, Ocean. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Penguin Press, 2019.

Washington, Bryan. Lot: Stories. Riverhead Books, 2019.

 

Non-Fiction

Baumann, Jason & The New York Public Library. Stonewall Reader. Penguin Classics, 2019.

Black, Dustin Lance. Mama’s Boy: A Story From Our Americas. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Choma, Anne. Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister. Penguin Books, 2019.

DiFranco, Ani. No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir. Viking, 2019.

Dunham, Cyrus Grace. A Year Without a Name. Little, Brown, and Company, 2019.

Machado, Carmen Maria. In the Dream House. Greywolf Press, 2019.

Measom, Christopher. Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey. Sterling, 2019.

Ryan, Hugh. When Brooklyn Was Queer. St. Martin’s Press, 2019.

Stein, Marc. Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History. NYU Press, 2019.

Thom, Kai Cheng. I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes From The End of the World. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019.

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Under Consideration for September 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended by at least one juror.

Fiction & Literature

Chabbert, Ingrid. Waves. Archaia, 2019.

Dennis, Chris. Here is What You Do. Soho Press, 2019.

De Robertis, Carolina. Cantoras. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2019.

DiFrancesco, Alex. All City. Seven Stories Press, 2019.

Feltman, Amy. Willa & Hesper. Grand Central, 2019.

Frohock, T. Where Oblivion Lives. HarperCollins, 2019.

Gregor, James. Going Dutch. Simon & Schuster, 2019.

James, Marlon. Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Riverhead Books, 2019.

Korneliussen, Niviaq. Last Night in Nuuk. Grove Press, 2019.

Moss, Sarah. Ghost Wall. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2019.

Olshan, Joseph. Black Diamond Fall. Polis Books, 2019.

Sipple, Savannah. WWJD and Other Poems. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019.

Wayne, Aiden. Play It Again. Carina Press, 2019.

Winterson, Jeanette. Frankissstein. Grove Atlantic, 2019.

 

Non-Fiction

Allen, Samantha. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States. Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Baumann, Jason (editor). Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet Into the Stonewall Era. W.W. Norton, 2019.

Bryan-Wilson, Julia, Jeannine Tang, Lanka Tattersall. Sharon Hayes. Phaidon, 2018.

Halkitis, Perry. S. Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Holleb, Morgan Lev Edward. The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality: From Ace to Ze. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019. 

Jenkins, Andrea, John Medeiros, Lisa Marie Brimmer. Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2019.

Kobabe, Maia. Gender Queer: A Memoir. Lion Forge, 2019.

Riemer, Matthew and Leighton Brown. We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation. Ten Speed Press, 2019.

Shraya, Vivek. Death Threat. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019.

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Under Consideration for July & August 2019.

The following titles have been read and recommended by at least one juror.

Fiction and Literature

Burke, Anna. Thorn. Bywater Books, 2019.

Currier, James. Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince Charming?. Chelsea Station Editions, 2019.

Micklebury, Penny. Two Wings to Fly Away. Bywater Books, 2019.

Non-Fiction

Ehrenhalt, Lizzie, Tilly Laskey, and Lillian Faderman. Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890-1918. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2019. 

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Under Consideration June 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Literature

Asghar, Fatimah. If They Come For Us: Poems. One World, 2018.

Brodsky, Jordana Max. The Wolf in the Whale. Redbook/Orbit, 2019.

Cinnamon, Bruce. Melting Queen. NeWest Press, 2019.

Guadagnino, Gina Marie. The Parting Glass. Atria Books, 2019.

Hamburger, Aaron. Nirvana is Here. Three Rooms Press, 2019.

Manrique, Jaime. Like This Afternoon Forever. Kaylie Jones Books, 2019.

Mukamolova, Gala. Without Protection. Coffeehouse Books, 2019.

Statovci, Pajtim. Crossing. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2019.

Strom, Raymond. Northern Lights. Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Non-Fiction

Isengart, David. Queering the Kitchen: A Manifesto. Outpost19, 2019.

Johnson, David K. Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement. Columbia University Press, 2019.

McBee, Thomas Page. Amateur: A True Story About What Makes A Man. Scribner, 2018.

Mehra, Nishta J. Brown White Black. Picador, 2019.

Rajunov, Micah & Scott Duane (editors). Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity. Columbia University Press, 2019.

Shenher, Lorimer. This One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Identity to Life As A Man. Routledge, 2019.

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Under Consideration for May 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Literature

Barnhardt, Wilton (editor). Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.

Bensimon, Carol. We All Loved Cowboys. Transit Press, 2018.

Brown, Jericho. The Tradition. Copper Canyon, 2019.

Leckie, Ann. The Raven Tower. Orbit, 2019.

McQuiston, Casey. Red, White, and Royal Blue. St. Martin’s Press, 2019.

Yoss. Condomnauts. Restless Books, 2018.

Non-Fiction

Baldwin, Caspar J. Not Just A Tomboy: A Trans Masculine Memoir. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.

Lev, Arlene & Aaron Gottlieb (editors). Families in Transition: Parenting Gender Diverse Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. Harrington Park Press, 2019. 

Lohman, Eric & Stephanie Lohman. Raising Rosie: Our Story of Parenting an Intersex Child. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018. 

Madden, T Kira. Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. Bloomsbury, 2019. 

Schroeder, Stephanie & Theresa Teophano (editors). Headcase: LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness. Oxford University Press, 2019. 

Zaman, Soraya, and Buck Angel. American Boys. Daylight Books, 2019.

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Under Consideration for April 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Literature

Besson, Philippe. Translated by Molly Ringwald. Lie With Me. Scribner, 2019.

Bianco, Richard. How to Love a Country. Beacon Press, 2019.

Blair, Macon. Long Road to Liquor City. Oni Press, 2019.

dodd, jayy. The Black Condition ft. Narcissus. Nightboat Books, 2019.

Lundoff, Catherine (editor). Scourge of the Seas: Of Time (and Space). Queens of Swords Press, 2018.

Maren, Mesha. Sugar Run. Algonquin Books, 2019.

Noll, João Gilberto. Translated by Edgar Garbelotto. Lord. Two Lines Press, 2019.

Shannon, Samantha. The Priory of the Orange Tree. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

 

Non-Fiction

Carlozzi, Alfred F, and Kurt T. Choate. Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons: A Handbook for Service Providers, Educators, and Families. Routledge, 2019. 

Green, James. Exile Within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary. Duke University Press, 2018. 

Krutzsch, Brett. Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Mendes, Eva A., and Meredith R. Maroney. Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019. 

 

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Under Consideration for March 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Literature

Beam, Jeffrey, Clive Hicks-Jenkins, and Mary Rocap. Spectral Pegasus/Dark Movement. Kin Press, 2019.

Castellani, Christopher. Leading Men. Viking, 2019.

Gregory, William, Danish Sheikh, Jeton Neziraj, Amahl Khouri, Jean-Luc Lagarce, Jie Zhang, Mariam Bazeed, and Santiago Loza. Global Queer Plays: Seven LGBTQ+ Plays From Around the World. Oberon Books, 2018.

McMahon, Philip. Come On Home. Oberon Books, 2018.

Sumac, Smokii. You Are Enough: Love Poems For the End of the World. Kegedonce Press, 2018.

Takács, Bogi (ed). Transcendent 3. Lethe Press, 2018.

Zanghellini, Aleardo. Spellbinders. Lethe Press, 2018.

Non-Fiction

Aizura, Aren. Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment. Duke University Press, 2018. 

Bush, Doug P. Capturing Mariposas: Reading Cultural Schema in Gay Chicano Literature. Ohio State Press, 2018.

Dube, Siddarth. An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex. Atria, 2019.

Ryle, Robyn. She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters. Sourcebooks, 2019.

Shenher, Lorimer. This One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Journey to Life As a Man. Greystone Books, 2019.

Stewart, Jeffrey C. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Tannehill, Brynn. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Trans (But Were Afraid To Ask). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

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Under Consideration for February 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Literature

Braddock, Paige. Love Letters to Jane’s World. Lion Forge, 2018.

Davies, Katie. In at the Deep End. Houghton Mifflen Harcourt, 2019.

Rodi, Robert. Merry Men. Oni Press, 2018.

Sōtēropoulou, Ersē. Translated by Karen Emmerich. What’s Left of the Night. New Vessel Press, 2018.

Stoner, Tammy Lynne. Sugar Land. Ren Hen Press, 2018.

Non-Fiction

Alden, Joan. Her Widow. Dog Ear, 2018.

Harrad, Kate. Claiming the B in LGBT: Illuminating the Bisexual Narrative. Thorntree Press, 2018. 

Randjelović, Slobodan. Lives in Transition: LGBTQ Serbia. New Press, 2018. 

Sierra-Rivera, Judith. Affective Intellectuals and the Space of Catastrophe in the Americas. Ohio State University Press, 2018. 

 

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Over the Rainbow Press Release ALAMW 2019

SEATTLE – The Over the Rainbow Booklist committee of the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (ALA-GLBTRT) considered 469 books this year, 284 fiction and 185 nonfiction titles.  After careful reading, wide-ranging discussion, and due deliberation, the final Booklist consists of 50 fiction titles in 5 categories (Short Stories, Poetry, Literary and General Interest (combined), Graphic, and Genre (all genres)) and 54 nonfiction titles in 4 categories (Academic, Memoirs/Biographies, History, and General Interest).  

With the expansion of queer publishing across the rainbow, we read an incredibly diverse collection of titles from major, independent, and self-publishers.  Themes running through books this year include: the pros and cons of visibility; the resilience of individuals telling complex stories in their own voices that blurred lines between queerness and disability, class, ethnicity, race, religion and age; a ‘second phase’ of publishing, past the introduction of issues, that addressed law and medical practices; resilience in the face of oppression and violence; and the effects of history on both individuals and culture, envisioning a future outside current circumstances.


The top ten fiction and nonfiction titles for the 2018 Over the Rainbow Booklist are:

 

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Image Comics

David Bowie Made Me Gay by Darryl W. Bullock, Overlook Press

Harvey Milk by Lillian Faderman, Yale University Press

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press

House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara, Ecco/Harper/Collins

Living Out Loud, Michael Murphy, editor, Routledge

Mean by Myriam Gurba, Coffeehouse Books

Othered by Randi M. Romo, Sibling Rivalry Press

So Lucky by Nicola Griffith, Macmillan

Trap Door, Reina Gossett, editor, MIT Press

 

 

 

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