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Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content (Hardback)
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Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content (Hardback)

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Hardback 260 Pages / Published: 13/04/2012
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As one of the only highly praised resources on this important topic, this thoughtfully compiled book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under the age of 12.


* A foreword by K.T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center

* An extensive bibliography of picture books, easy chapter books, nonfiction books and nonprint materials with LGBTQ content for children ages 12 and under

* An index of key terms for each title provides easy access to titles representing a specific aspect of LGBTQ culture

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598849608
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 571 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This excellent resource includes a history of LGBTQ literature for children, information on understanding rainbow families, suggestions for library services to rainbow families, and tips on evaluating LGBTQ materials. . . . . Librarians in both public and school libraries will find this resource very helpful in selecting materials and collection development for this population. " - Library Media Connection
"What a treasure trove of information! This is an essential purchase for elementary and middle school library professional collections, public libraries, and academic libraries that support teacher education of information science programs. Rainbow parents may want their own copies." - ARBA
"No excuses. With Naidoo's book in hand any librarian can provide excellent service to all children and families under the LGBTQ rainbow umbrella." - GLBTRT Newsletter
"This well-researched book is a much-needed tool, providing a wealth of information on how to welcome rainbow families into the library. . . . Naidoo has created a resource that is not only an excellent annotated bibliography, but also one that presents the material with historical context and ideas for implementation in a library setting. . . . According to statistics, 96 percent of all the United States counties include LGBTQ couples raising children. Librarians need this book to help ensure that those families' needs are being met." - School Library Journal
"The history of LGBTQ content in children's literature is informative and interesting and provides extensive evaluation tools. The most valuable section is the materials section, which is not only helpful for choosing new titles but should also prove useful in evaluating a current collection. . . . This volume gives librarians plenty of information about developing an inclusive collection and should be at the ready at any public library seeking to reach 'rainbow' families." - Booklist
"Rainbow Family Collections is a major new resource that should become well-thumbed by librarians and educators looking to start or bolster their collections, parents seeking materials for their children, and LGBT organizations and community centers. It offers an in-depth look at the current state of LGBT-inclusive children's literature, while also providing a plethora of useful tools and ideas to help librarians, authors, and publishers navigate into the future." - Bay Windows
"The contents of this book are refreshing. . . . The forward is uplifting and important to read. It would be so easy to overlook these titles, but this type of reference tool allows librarians to go outside of their world and develop a balanced collection in areas they aren't necessarily expert on." - Teacher Librarian

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