OVER THE RAINBOW BOOKLIST
The Over the Rainbow (OTR) Project is a committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA). OTR creates an annual, annotated bibliography of books for general adult readers aged 18 years or older that have commendable literary quality and significant, authentic gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (GLBTQ) content. OTR will work with the Stonewall Book Awards Committee, Rainbow Books, the GBTRT Newsletter, and creators of subject bibliographies to promote the improved quality and accessibility of GLBTQ literature.
Each annual bibliography will cover books published within the assigned calendar year or between July 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year. OTR will release the list of titles at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, usually held in January.
I am currently serving my second year of a 2-year term on the committee. It has been a joy to collaborate with queer librarians working nationally and to contribute to the lasting accessibility and inclusiveness of GLBTQ materials in libraries of all kinds.