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LGBTQ+ Resources: Books: Fiction, Youth, & Awards


Children's Books & Youth Resources

Arne Nixon Center @ Fresno State

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature, located in the library at Fresno State has a unique collection of over 500 LGBTQ themed books for young readers. Consult the center website for information on current access to the collection.

Awards and Lists

Lambda Literary Awards

The annual Lambda Literary Awards honor books in several categories, all highlighting the most notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.

Publishing Triangle Awards

The group presents annual awards in 10 categories of LGBTQ literature and its publishing industry.

Rainbow Book List

"Presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age." Titles are selected by the Rainbow Book List committee of the American Library Association, going back to 2008.

Stonewall Book Award

Awarded by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table, the three annual awards (literature, nonfiction, and children's/YA) honor works that show "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience."