The American Library Association has designated June as GLBT Month, as an annual nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.   

The Rainbow Book List Committee, made up of committee members for the GLBT and Social Responsibilities Round Tables of the American Library Association, have put together lists of high-quality GLBT books for youth ages 0-18 and adults. We have a number of them in our catalog, along with similar books! Below are some selections:

Tinyville Town: I'm a Librarian by Brian Biggs

Children's Board Book BB BRIGGS

Presents a day in the life of a librarian in Tinyville Town.

 

Bunnybear by Andrea Loney

Children's Picture Book P LONEY

Although Bunnybear was born a bear, he feels more like a bunny. He loves to bounce through the forest, wiggle his nose, and munch on strawberries. The other bears don't understand him, and neither do the bunnies. Will Bunnybear ever find a friend who likes him just the way he is?

 

Alan Cole Is Not a Coward by Eric Bell

Children's Fiction CF BELL

Hoping to keep his older brother Nathan silent about his secret crush on another boy at their school, twelve-year-old Alan agrees to a ruthless sibling competition involving nearly impossible tasks--from standing up to their demanding father to getting a first kiss.

 

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

Teen Sequoyah/Adult Nonfiction 364.155 SL, Overdrive eBook

One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.

 

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

TeenSequoyah/Teen Fiction TEEN F BENWAY, OverDrive eBook & Audiobook

Feeling incomplete as an adopted child after placing her own baby up for adoption, teen Grace tracks down her biological siblings and finds herself struggling with the dynamics of being a middle child between an embittered older brother and an outspoken younger sister.

 

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Teen Fiction TEEN F ALBERTALLI, OverDrive eBook & Audiobook

Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when thelatter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.

 

Logical Family by Armistead Maupin

Adult Nonfiction B MAUPIN MA, OverDrive eBook 

In this long-awaited memoir, author Armistead Maupin chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his "logical family," the people he could call his own. Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century.

 

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal

Adult Fiction F SATYAL 

Struggling with cultural divisions in a Cleveland suburb mostly populated by Indian Americans, lonely forty-something Harit dresses up in a sari to comfort his grief-stricken mother before befriending a woman who writes paranormal romances to manage her fears about her husband's affair.