LGBT History Month – some lists of books

Following requests for suggestions of lists of LGBT books, we have quickly pulled together the following. It’s by no means complete, so please do let us have any additions:

Public libraries’ published lists

Suppliers’ lists

Browns Books for Students

Gay’s the Word plus their Facebook page.

Young people – booklists – primarily UK

LGBT books for young people – Lists of LGBT books for children and young people, compiled by Liz Chapman as part of her research

Young people – booklists – primarily US

“Gay-Themed Picture Books for Children” – US blog which includes information about “Picture books for children about the experience of knowing or having a gay parent, family member, or friend, as well as books for gender nonconforming kids.”

“Rainbow Reading: gay and lesbian characters and themes in children’s books” – an annotated bibliography by Wendy E Betts of US children’s books with lesbian/gay themes or characters. Latest update: 2010

“Rainbow Reads – GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens” – “The Rainbow Book List is a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.”

“Great Gay Teen Books” – “… a list of some of the best gay teen novels, poetry anthologies, and nonfiction books with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters and themes” by author US Alex Sanchez

“I’m here. I’m queer. What the hell do I read?” – Lee Wind, US “Writer, Blogger & Speaker Out to Empower GLBTQ Teens and their Allies”

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