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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Teen Literature

A Guide to Reading Interests

by Carlisle K. Webber

 

A guide to reading interests of GLBTQ teen literature.

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March 2010

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 131
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Grade 6-12
Topics Children's and Young Adult Services/Readers' Advisory Services
  Children's and Young Adult Services/Literature Reference Tools
Description

Aimed at librarians and readers' advisors who serve teens, this is a guide to outstanding reads for GLBTQ teens, for straight teens with an interest in the subject, and for GLBTQ friends and family. It provides some 300 fiction and nonfiction suggestions.

Aimed at librarians and readers' advisors who serve teens, this is a guide to outstanding reads for GLBTQ teens, for straight teens with an interest in the subject, and for GLBTQ friends and family. It provides some 300 fiction and nonfiction suggestions, including poetry, drama, and graphic novels; and organizes them according to genre, subgenre and theme. Each entry includes a brief description of the work, a code for the type of characters it includes (G, L, B, T, and Q), indication of reading level, and full bibliographic information. Award-winners and titles that have audio and film versions are indicated. Lists of keywords follow the entries. Resources for further study enhance the volume, making this an indispensable guide for any library that serves teens.

Series Description

Genreflecting Advisory Series


Significantly expanded and updated, the titles in this highly acclaimed series are designed to help you quickly locate the kind of fiction your library patrons are looking for. Each title includes the latest reads and reading trends within a genre and identifies subgenres, similar titles, read-alikes, and relevant online resources. Annotations describe and evaluate the best, the most popular, and the most representative books in a genre, noting special features of the works and referencing or comparing them to related publications. Brief historical overviews, award information, section tabs for quick reference, and practical guidelines for advising readers are just some of the features you will find in these useful guides. Designed for easy access, these books are compact enough to be carried into the stacks and simple enough to be used by general readers. Essential for readers' advisory and ready-reference, they are also excellent tools for acquisitions and collection development.
Author Info

Carlisle K. Webber is young adult services coordinator at the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, Hackensack, NJ.

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

"This slim volume will be a welcome guide for librarians who want to diversify their collections with current materials or who need readers' advisory assistance for their patrons."—School Library Journal

"This entry in the Genreflecting Advisory series provides an excellent starting point. An informative and insightful introduction is followed by six chapters providing book lists by category—arranged in alphabetical order by the author. . . . A sound purchase for public libraries but especially useful for high school librarians."—Booklist

"This resource will help librarians develop their teen collections and assist patrons in discovering gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questions (GLBTQ) titles. . . . well-written and relevant."—Young Adult Library Services

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