2021 Rainbow Book List

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The 2021 Rainbow Book List celebrates quality LGBTQIA+ books for readers from birth to age 18. The project is done by the Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association. There were 600 eligible titles this year and 129 have been selected. Beautifully, the Rainbow Book List has two Top Ten lists this year, one for young readers and one for teens. Here are both Top Ten Lists:


Ana on the Edge by A. J. Sass

The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith

Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Harding by Matthew Burgess, illustrated by Josh Cochran

The Every Body Book: The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families by Rachel E. Simon, illustrated by Noah Grigni

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

My Maddy by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Violet Tobacco

My Rainbow by Trinity and DeShanna Neal, illustrated by Art Twink

Our Subway Baby by Peter Mercurio

Snapdragon by Kat Leyh


All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Camp by L. C. Rosen

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwall

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson