May 06, 2021
Rainbow Book Month
June is the American Library Association's Rainbow Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. Knowing that books can serve as mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors, celebrating Rainbow Book Month is another way to find oneself in a book and/or to experience the stories of others. Here are a few recommendations made available in the Grant Wood AEA Media Center.
Books in MackinVIA
- And Tango Makes Three
Two male penguins, Roy and Silo, become parents when their keeper brings an egg to their nest. After Tango is born a new family is formed. This was based on a true story.
- Drawing on Walls : A Story of Keith Haring
Presents the life and work of Keith Haring, a mural artist, detailing his childhood, education, and career. Describes his activism within the LGBTQ+ community and his commitment to sharing art with children around the world. Includes color illustrations.
- A Queer History of The United States for Young People
Examines the history of homosexuality in America, ranging from indigenous tribes who embraced diverse sexual orientation and gender identities to historical figures such as transgender war hero Albert D.J. Cashier and civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who have made lasting contributions in the history and culture of the LGBTQ community. Includes a glossary and photographs.
Professional Books for Rainbow Book Month!
- The Educator's Guide to Lgbt+ Inclusion : A Practical Resource for K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and School Support Staff
- How to Transform Your School Into an Lgbt+ Friendly Place : A Practical Guide for Nursery, Primary and Secondary Teachers
Be sure to search for more titles in our Media Center Catalog!