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2014 Midwinter Alert: Rainbow Project Nominees Announced


The 2013-2014 Rainbow Project Committee announced their nominees for the 2014 Rainbow List on Monday. A committee of 9 members search all year long and talk and debate about books and whether or not they meet the criteria of the list, and this year they found 51 titles. The Rainbow Project is unique in that A. they create an annual bibliography and B. they work by consensus minus one. There are only two other book committees that works this way within the American Library Association framework: Over The Rainbow Project, which deals with LGBT books for adults, and the Amelia Bloomer Project, which looks for feminists books for youth ages birth through 18.

The Rainbow List meetings are open to the public, and will be discussing the nominees during the 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Keep an eye on their blog for time and details, or search the Meeting Guide on the ALA site once it’s up and running.

So basically, a team of 9 librarians went through a ton of books (hundreds) and picked these to debate during ALA Midwinter. That should say something. 



Argo, Rhiannon. Girls I’ve Run Away With. 2013. 263p. Moonshine Press. $15.95. (978-0-9894396-0-2).

Barnes, David-Matthew. Wonderland. 2013. 192p. Bold Strokes Books, $11.95 (9781602827882).

Black, Holly. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013. 419 pp. $19.99. ISBN: 9780316213103. Grades 9-12 (YA Fiction).

Black, Jenna. Replica.  Tom Doherty Assocaties, 2013. 368 pp. $9.99. ISBN: 9780765333711. Grades 6-12 (Middle/YA Fiction).

Block, Francesca Lia. Love in the Time of Global Warming. 2013. 240p.  Henry Holt and Co., $16.99 (0805096272).  Grades 9-12.

Bornstein, Kate. My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity. 2013. 312p. Routledge. $39.95. (978-0415538657).  Grades 9 & Up.

Clark, Kristin Elizabeth. Freakboy. 2013. 448 p. Farrar Straus Giroux $18.99 (9780374324728). Grades 7+.

Charlton-Trujillo, E.E. Fat Angie. 2013. 272p. Candlewick Press $ (0763661198). Grades 9 and up.

Demcak, Andrew. If There’s a Heaven Above. 2013. 275p. JMS Books LLC, $14.50 (9781611524161). Grades 10 and up.

Dos Santos, Steven. The Culling. 2013. 420p. Flux, $9.99 (9780738735375). Grades 9-12.

Egloff, Z. Leap. 2013. 223p. Bywater Books, $14.95. (978-1612940236). Age 14 and up.

Farizan, Sara. If You Could Be Mine. 2013. 256p. Algonquin Young Readers, $16.99 (9781616202514). Grades 9 and up.

Federle, Tim. Better Nate than Ever. 275p. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (9781442446892). Grades 4 and up.

Fishback, Jere’ M.  Tyler Buckspan.  2013.  198p.  Prizm/Torquere Press, Inc.  ISBN:978-1-61040-518-8. YA Fiction.

Georges, Nicole. Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir. 2013. 288p. Mariner Books, $17.99 (9780547615592). Grades 10-12.

Goode, John. End of the Innocence : Tales from Foster High #4. 2012. 298p. Harmony Ink, $14.99. (978-1613724941). Ages 14 and up.

Hartinger, Brent. The Elephant of Surprise. 2013. 222p. Buddha Kitty Books, $12.99. (978-0984679454). Ages 12 and up.

Hartzler, Aaron. Rapture Practice: My One-Way Ticket to Salvation: A True Story.  2013. 400p.  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (031609465X).  Grades 9-12.

Hoblin, Paul. Archenemy. 2013. 112p. Darby Creek Publishing, $7.95. (978-1467707213). Grades 9+.

Jackson, Corrine. If I Lie. 2012. 288 p. Simon Pulse, $16.99. (978-1442454132). Ages 14 and up.

Johnson, Alaya Dawn. The Summer Prince. 2013. 304p. Arthur A. Levine Books, $17.99 (9780545520775). Grades 9-12.

Karre, Elizabeth. The Fight. 2013. 128p. Darby Creek Publishing, $20.95. (978-1-4677-0596-7). Grades 6+.

Knight, Lania.  Three Cubic Feet.  2012.  137p.  Mint Hill Books.  $13.95.  ISBN: 978-1-59948-363-4.  YA Fiction.

Konigsberg, Bill. Openly Straight. 2013. 320 p. Scholastic. $17.99 (978-0-545-50989-3. Grades 7+.

Lam, Laura. Pantomime.  2013.  400 p. Osprey Publishing, $9.99 (9781908844378). Grades 9 and up (YA).

Levithan, David. Every Day. 2012. 336p. Knopf, $16.99 (9780307931887). Grades 9-12.

Levithan, David. Two Boys Kissing. 2013. 208p. Random House $16.99 (978-0-307-93190-0). Grades 7+.

Lo, Malinda. Inheritance. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013. 480 pp. $18.00. ISBN: 9780316198004. Grades 9-12 (YA Fiction).

London, Alex. Proxy. L2013. 384 pages. Philomel, $17.99 (9780399257766). Ages 12 and up.

Mahurin, Paulette. The persecution of Mildred Dunlap. 2013. 202p. Blue Palm Press, $14.95 (9780977186617). Grades 9-12.

Malone, Jill. Giraffe People. 2013. 262p. Bywater Books, $14.95. (978-1612940397). Age 13 and up.

Marcus. Eric. What If? Answers to Questions about What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian. Simon & Schuster. 2013. 192 pp. ISBN: 9781442482982

Maroh, Julie. Blue is the Warmest Color. 2012. 160 p. Arsenal Pulp Press, $19.95. (978-1551525143). Grades 10 & up.

Moon, Alison. Hungry Ghost (Tales of the Pack, Book 2). 2013. 295p. Lunatic Ink. $11.99. (9780983830931).  Grades 8 + (YA)

Moskowitz, Hannah. Marco Impossible. 2013. 247 p. Roaring Book Press $16.99 (9781596437210). Grades 6+.

Moynihan, Lindsay. The Waiting Tree. 2013. 218p. Amazon Children’s Publishing, $17.99 (9781477816424). Grades 9-12.

Ness, Patrick. More Than This. 2013. 480p. Candlewick Press, $19.99. (978-0763662585). Age 14 and up.

Parent, Dan. Kevin Keller 2: Drive Me Crazy. 2013. 104p. Archie Comics. $11.99. (978-1936975587). Ages 12 and up.

Pierce, Tamora. Battle Magic. Scholastic, 2013. 464 pp. $17.99 ISBN: 9780439842976. Grades 6-12 (Middle/YA Fiction)

Ryan, Tom.  Tag Along.  Orca, 2013.  208 p.  $12.95. ISBN:978-1-4598-0297-1.  ages 11-18.

Setterington, Ken.  Branded by the Pink Triangle.  2013.  158p. Second Story Press, $15.95. (9781926920962).  Grades 9-12.

Smith, Andrew. WingerSimon & Schuster, 2013. 448 pp. $16.99. ISBN: 9781442444928. Grades 9-12 (YA Fiction).

Solomon, Steven. Homophobia: Deal with it and turn prejudice into pride. James Lorimer, 2013. 32 p. $12.95. (978-1459404427). Grades 4-7.

Stiefvater, Maggie. The Dream Thieves (The Raven Boys, #2). Scholastic, 2013. 416 pp. $18.99.  ISBN: 9780545424943. Grades 9-12 (YA Fiction)

Sutherland, Suzanne. When We Were Good. 2013. 227 p. Sumach Press. $14.95 (978-7-927513-11-8).

Takako, Shimura, Wandering Son, v. 4. Fantagraphic Books, 2013. 200 pp. $19.99. ISBN: 9781606996058. Grades 6-12 (Manga).

Trevayne, Emma. Coda. Running Brook Press, 2013. 320 pages. $9.95. ISBN 978076244728. Grades 8 and up.

Trumble, J. H. Where You Are. 2013. 324p. Kensington Books, $15.00. (978-0758277169). Grades 9 and up.

Velasquez, Gloria.  Tommy Stands Tall.  2013.  108p.  Pinata Books/Arte Publico Press.  $9.95 (978-1-55885-778-0).  Ages 11 & up.

Vitagliano, Paul. Born This Way: Real Stories Of Growing Up Gay.  128p. Quirk Books, $14.95.(9781594745997). Grades 7-12.

Williams III, J. H. and W. Haden Blackman. Batwomn, Volume 3: World’s Finest.  DC Comics, New York, 2013. 168 pp. ISBN: 9781401242466. $22.99. Grades 9-12 (YA).

Comments

  1. I want to roll around in this list of books! I love the exposure that GLBT novels are getting and it is so important to have awards and lists that highlight those books!

    Thanks for posting!

  2. Really thrilled to see my “Born This Way” book on this list! I don't know if I made the finals etc., but just the fact that it's on your radar is wonderful.

    Happy Holidays!
    Paul V. Vitagliano

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