Despite an increasingly higher profile in the media recently, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have few references dedicated to their library needs—especially when it comes to resources for youth services. Update your collection using this singular compilation of international children's resources catering to the needs of this underserved group.
Today's libraries are working to create and maintain diverse collections that support services to families with two moms or two dads; homosexual, bisexual, or transgender caregivers; and children who relate to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) spectrum. Often overlooked are the wonderful children's books and media published around the world that address this need.
Complementing Libraries Unlimited's Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content, this new guide introduces you to some of the finest contemporary children's literature worldwide that feature this perspective in the form of picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, and fiction. Additionally, you'll gain access to digital resources, apps, films, music recordings, and coloring books with LGBTQ content.
Unlike any other reference of its kind, this guide presents international books and resources, featuring French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Swedish, Hebrew, German, Dutch, Danish, and Czech content related to alternative lifestyles. Topics include programming ideas for libraries serving the LGBTQ community, examples of inclusive programs, interviews with key players in the field, sample program plans, ideas for collaborations with community organizations, and lists of additional resources.
- Facilitates collection development that supports an important and historically underserved population
- Provides information about non-English language materials that are essential to immigrant populations in the United States as well as non-English speakers around the world
- Promotes diversity and tolerance worldwide
- Profiles global LGBTQ parent organizations