LGBTQ Booklists

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it here before, but in addition to running Jbrary and being a children’s librarian I’m also the co-chair of the British Columbia Library Association’s LGBTQ Interest Group.  Since taking the position in 2015, one of the things I’ve coordinated and helped to create are LGBTQ booklists for children, teens, and adults. We update them every year and have them available at the British Columbia Library Conference.

My goal is to feature recent releases and upcoming publications that libraries across British Columbia should purchase for their collections. The lists are also a great reader’s advisory tool and can be downloaded directly from our website (hint, hint!).  They come in a tri-fold brochure format and include beautiful colour photo images.

This year I selected the books for the children’s list and my fellow group members selected the books for the teen books, adult books, and adult DVDs list.  Here are the cover images for the books on our 2016 Children’s Book list. I was hoping to be able to fill it with books published in 2016, but alas the publishing world still lags when it comes to LGBTQ children’s material. So these titles date back to 2013.  I do hope you visit the website to see the complete lists in all their glory.

Picture Books

this day in juneMorris Micklewhitethe purim superheroI am jazzjacob's new dressworm loves wormred a crayons storyone familystella brings the familyheather has two mommiesfamilies families familiespeacock among pigeons



Chapter Books

lily and dunkingeorgemarco-Bomb-mock-1Pgracefully graysonfive six seven natemisadventures of family fletcher




Any titles, especially those published in 2016, that I missed? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “LGBTQ Booklists

  1. A great list! I will share it. Btw, five of my kids are in a photo in the Families book by Shelley Rotner

    And…my new picture book Real Sisters Pretend (Tilbury House 2016) illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, is about a multiracial, adoptive 2-mom family.

    My first picture book A Crow of His Own (Charlesbridge 2015) illustrated by David Hyde Costello, includes a gay couple as secondary characters. Here’s a post I wrote about it:

    1. You have adorable kids! 🙂 I somehow missed your books when making this last back in April. Glad we are connected now so I can include them next year!

  2. Such a fantastic resource for caregivers, teachers and librarians!

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