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Welcome to ReadingOUT!

Why We’re Here:

  • To help teens and young adults find affirmative books to meet their informational and recreational needs
  • To help parents find books to share with their children
  • To help teachers and librarians develop inclusive curricula and collections

We’ve put together a database containing over 400 award-winning and notable books on a wide range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) topics to meet all these purposes.

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Our Thanks Go To

Robert Anderson and the Quipu Group.

Dane Halstten of Halstten Website Design.

Mary Jo Bolduc and the Carnegie-Whitney Grant Awards Committee.

Rosemary Van Lare for her help in researching Internet resources.

Rainbow Book List, a joint project of the American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table and the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table, for letting us use their annotations for our book summaries.