The American Library Association supports LGBTQIA+ literature through the Stonewall Book Awards (in Children’s and Young Adult, Non-Fiction, and Literature categories), as well as two bibliographies including the Rainbow Book List and Over the Rainbow Book List. These awards and lists serve to recognize the very best in contemporary literature and serve as invaluable tools for building quality LGBTQIA+ collections. Click here to view the books in the PINES catalog.

  • Stonewall Book Awards – The first and longest-enduring awards for LGBTQIA+ literature
    • The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar*
    • Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games by Bonnie Ruberg (they/them)
    • We Are Little Feminists: Families designed by Lindsey Blakely, written by Archaa Shrivastav (Little Feminist)
  • Rainbow Book List – LGBTQIA+ Books for Kids and Teens
    • Top 10 for Young Readers
      • Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder
      • Grandad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate
      • Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas
      • Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff*
      • What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns by Katherine Locke
      • Both Can Be True by Jules Machias
      • The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan
      • Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman
      • The Insiders by Mark Oshiro
      • Calvin by Vanessa and J.R. Ford
    • Top 10 for Teens
      • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé*
      • Boys Run The Riot by Keito Gaku*
      • The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer*
      • Each of Us A Desert by Mark Oshiro*
      • The Girl From the Sea by Molly Ostertag*
      • Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar*
      • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo*
      • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn*
      • The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons*
      • This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron*
  • Over the Rainbow Book List – LGBTQIA+ Books for Adult Readers
    • Black Boy Out of Time: A Memoir by Hari Ziyad
    • The Natural Mother of the Child by Krys Malcolm Belc*
    • Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness and Anti-Blackness by Da’Shaun Harrison
    • With Teeth by Kristen Arnett
    • Milk Fed by Melissa Broder*
    • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston*
    • Detransition Baby: A Novel by Torrey Peters*
    • Stone Fruit by Lee Lai
    • Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon*
    • Patience & Esther by SW Searle

*Available in eBook or Audiobook format on the Libby app. Click here for more information.