Young Adult & Kids Books Central Blog (YABC) is having a GLBT (Gay Lesbian Bi Trans) Book Month. There are TONS of fantastic GLBT books to be won, great reviews of GLBT books, and interviews with authors. I already see some of my favorite books, including Totally Joe by James Howe, and many more.
In a world where there is still homophobia, where teens and adults face discrimination, it’s so very important to have books that reflect lesbian, gay, bi and trans lives, or that accept us. A way to know we are not alone.
Books are a wonderful way to gently encourage acceptance, understanding, and compassion, both for heterosexual readers, and for LGBT readers. LGBT books can be hard to find; it’s not like there’s a separate LGBT teen section in most libraries. So I take my hat off to Kimberly at YAB; thank you, Kimberly, for providing this much needed resource!
Want to read some great books? Learn about some LGBT fiction you might not know about, read about the authors, win some great books? Hop on over to the contest page at YABC. There are five separate contests (two for teachers, three for anyone). You have to write an essay or poem to enter. The contest is on until Sept 30, and is open to residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico.