2012 Rainbow List

Here is the 2012 Rainbow List of GLBTQ books for children and teens has been announced by the Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Round Table of the American Library Association.

Here are the titles with the ones in bold reflecting their position in the top ten:


Beam, Cris. I Am J.

Belge, Kathy and Marke Bieschke. Queer: The Ultimate Guide for Teens.  

Belgue, Nancy. Soames on the Range.

Berman, Steve, editor. Speaking Out.


Bray, Libba. Beauty Queens.

Brezenoff, Steve. Brooklyn Burning.

Carr, Jennifer. Be Who You Are.


Cook, Trish, and Brendan Halpin. Notes from the Blender.

Cooper, Michelle. The FitzOsbornes in Exile.

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories.

Donley, Jan. The Side Door.


Farrey, Brian. With or Without You.

Goode, Laura. Sister Mischief.

Hopkins, Ellen. Perfect.

It Gets Better. Dan Savage and Terry Miller, ed.


Lo, Malinda. Huntress.

Lynch, Jane. Happy Accidents.

Mournian, Tomas. Hidden.

Myracle, Lauren. Shine.


Newman, Leslea. Donovan’s Big Day. Illustrated by Mike Dutton.

Pasfield, Scott. Gay in America: portraits.

Peters, Julie Ann. She Loves You, She Loves You Not.


Reardon, Robin. The Evolution of Ethan Poe.

Reardon, Robin. A Question of Manhood.

Ryan, Patrick. Gemini Bites.

Sanchez, Alex. Boyfriends with Girlfriends.


Takako, Shimura. Wandering Son, Volume 1. Translated by Matt Thorn.

Torres, Justin. We the Animals.

Welcome to Bordertown: new stories and poems of the borderlands. Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, ed.


Wilkinson, Lili. Pink.

Wright, Bil. Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy.

Zombies vs. Unicorns. Holly Black, ed.

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