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Rainbow List: Top Ten GLBTQ Books for Children and Teens, 2011-2017

Rainbow List: Top Ten GLBTQ Books for Children and Teens, 2011-2017

Resources for the titles recognized as quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content since 2011

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson
  • by John Green and David Levithan
  • Multimedia Resources: 21
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    Better Nate Than Ever
  • by Tim Federle and Scott M. Fischer
  • Multimedia Resources: 19
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    Drama
  • by Raina Telgemeier
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2013)
    Stonewall Award (Honor, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • by Becky Albertalli
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    I'll Give You the Sun
  • by Jandy Nelson
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    Grasshopper Jungle
  • by Andrew Smith
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You
  • by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    This Day in June
  • by Gayle E. Pitman and Kristyna Litten
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2015)
    Stonewall Award (Winner, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Ask the Passengers
  • by A.S. King
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
  • by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Marvels, The
  • by Brian Selznick
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2016)
    Lambda Awards (Finalist, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    If You Could Be Mine
  • by Sara Farizan
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2014)
    Lambda Awards (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Beauty Queens
  • by Libba Bray
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
    Amelia Bloomer (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    We Are the Ants
  • by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Summer Prince, The
  • by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    SuperMutant Magic Academy
  • by Jillian Tamaki
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2016)
    Eisner Awards (Winner, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Gracefully Grayson
  • by Ami Polonsky
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Brooklyn, Burning
  • by Steve Brezenoff
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Huntress
  • by Malinda Lo
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
    Lambda Awards (Finalist, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    When the Moon Was Ours
  • by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
    Stonewall Award (Honor, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    And I Darken
  • by Kiersten White
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Shine
  • by Lauren Myracle
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
    Walden Award (Winner, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Donovan's Big Day
  • by Lesléa Newman and Mike Dutton
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Cut Both Ways
  • by Carrie Mesrobian
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
  • by Sara Farizan
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Branded by the Pink Triangle
  • by Ken Setterington
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2014)
    Stonewall Award (Honor, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Adaptation
  • by Malinda Lo
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2013)
    Lambda Awards (Finalist, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Miseducation of Cameron Post, The
  • by Emily M. Danforth
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Every Heart a Doorway
  • by Seanan McGuire
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
    Alex Awards (Winner, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before
  • by Karelia Stetz-Waters
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2016)
    Lambda Awards (Finalist, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    When Everything Feels Like the Movies
  • by Raziel Reid
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy
  • by Bil Wright
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
    Stonewall Award (Winner, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang
  • by Amy Ignatow
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship
  • by Jess Walton and Dougal MacPherson
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Sweet Tooth
  • by Tim Anderson
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    I Am J
  • by Cris Beam
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
    Lambda Awards (Finalist, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    I'm a Girl!
  • by Yasmeen Ismail
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World
  • by Jack Andraka and Matthew Lysiak
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Not Every Princess
  • by Jeffrey Bone, Lisa Bone, and Valeria Docampo
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Love in the Time of Global Warming
  • by Francesca Lia Block
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Freakboy
  • by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Wildthorn
  • by Jane Eagland
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2011)
    Lambda Awards (Winner, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend, A
  • by Emily Horner
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Death-Defying Pepper Roux, The
  • by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Root, The
  • by Na'amen Gobert Tilahun
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    We Are the Youth
  • by Laurel Golio
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Fans of the Impossible Life
  • by Kate Scelsa
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Secret City
  • by Julia Watts
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2015)
    Lambda Awards (Finalist, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World
  • by Janet E. Cameron
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Letter Q, The: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves
  • by Sarah Moon and James Lecesne
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Accidental Adventures of India McAllister
  • by Charlotte Agell
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Sister Mischief
  • by Laura Goode
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Dogs Don't Do Ballet
  • by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    How Many Letters Are in Goodbye?
  • by Yvonne Cassidy
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Princess Princess Ever After
  • by Katie O'Neill
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    My New Gender Workbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity
  • by Kate Bornstein
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Far from You
  • by Tess Sharpe
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Chulito
  • by Charles Rice-Gonzalez
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Gemini Bites
  • by Patrick Ryan
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
    Lambda Awards (Winner, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    She Loves You, She Loves You Not...
  • by Julie Anne Peters
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    This Song Is (Not) for You
  • by Laura Nowlin
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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    Pantomime
  • by Laura Lam
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Leap
  • by Z. Egloff
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Don't Ask Don't Tell
  • by Jeff Sheng
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Culling, The
  • by Steven Dos Santos
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Starting from Here
  • by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Kicked Out
  • by Sassafras Lowrey and Jennifer Clare Burke
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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    Song of Achilles, The
  • by Madeline Miller
  • Rainbow List (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 1
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