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Rainbow Family Collections

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Rainbow Family Collections

Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content

By Jamie Campbell Naidoo; Catherine Barr (Editor)

Libraries Unlimited, Hardcover, 9781598849608, 260pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2012


Highlighting titles for children from infancy to age 11, "Rainbow Family Collections" examines over 250 children's picture books, informational books, and chapter books with LGBTQ content from around the world. Each entry in "Rainbow Family Collections" supplies a synopsis of the title's content, lists awards it has received, cites professional reviews, and provides suggestions for librarians considering acquisition.

The book also provides a brief historical overview of LGBTQ children's literature along with the major book awards for this genre, tips on planning welcoming spaces and offering effective library service to this population, and a list of criteria for selecting the best books with this content. Interviews with authors and key individuals in LGBTQ children's book publishing are also featured.

About the Author
Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, is Associate and Foster-EBSCO-Endowed Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama, where he teaches and researches in the areas of diversity, public libraries, and children's and youth services.