"The evaluation and selection of materials that depict gays and lesbians and that are intended for children and young adults has long been problematic. . . . With this book, Day takes a major step toward filling this gap. . . . Useful for all school, public, and academic libraries."
". . .a crucial resource for those who wish to learn more about gay and lesbian roles in children's and young adult fiction."
- MultiCultural Review
"Library media specialists and educators will find this volume equally helpful for reader's advisory as well as collection development. . . . This volume will help library media specialists establish balanced, comprehensive collections. Recommended."
- The Book Report/Library Talk
The Book Report/Library Talk
". . . illuminates a decades-long struggle to get positive gay role models into books for the young. . . . Day also profiles 16 gay and lesbian authors whose stories embody her vision of role models who have overcome prejudice and contributed something valuable to society. Through this text, Day certainly embodies that vision."
- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"This much-needed, thorough guide should be a welcome addition for those librarians who have struggled for years to find positive, compassionate books to give support to lesbian and gay youth and children of lesbian/gay parents. . . . this is an extraordinary compilation that belongs in every collection."
- School Library Journal
School Library Journal
"Historically, gay and lesbian youth have had nowhere to turn to buy books, almost all of which were overwhelmingly discouraging and negative. Finding it imperative that gay and lesbian youth have access to the many books written in recent years to fill this aching gap in self recognition, Frances Ann Day painstakingly put together a reference book which includes more than 275 titles of recommended books."
- Women's Voices
". . . this resource is invaluable for librarians and educators serving young people and their families. . . . At last those who work with young people have an up-to-date, comprehensive listing of resources that can help gay/lesbian/questioning teens searching for information, role models, or support. As noted author Nancy Garden states definitively in her foreward, this is a book that can save lives. Every library should own and use this important reference resource."
"A must for any school library or teacher concerned with this important issue."
- Rethinking Schools
"This book may be the best antidote for homophobia available to teachers at this time. . . . There is no doubt that this must-purchase resource will win many awards."
- Multicultural Perspectives
"An extraordinary compilation of books targeted to a younger audience. . . . buy a copy of this remarkable bibliography and donate it to your local library or school. Lesbian and Gay Voices is a gift to readers young and old, one that has the power to change lives for the better."
- Bay Area Reporter
Bay Area Reporter
"[B]rings together under one cover so much material."
- Horn Book Magazine
Horn Book Magazine
"The up-to-date information on helpful resources for teens and their families found here,along with a select bibliography and additional indices, makes this comprehensive guide a powerful and important reference tool for helping young gay and lesbian readers."
"Librarians, teachers, parents, counselors, and gay and lesbian youth will all find Lesbian and Gay Voices helpful in finding well-written books. And let's not forget that all children will relate better to gays and lesbians around them when they have read works such as those featured in this bibliography."
- Feminist Collections
"This much-needed resource would be an invaluable asset to school, public, or academic library reference collections."
"Here is the book that any parent, teacher or librarian has been longing for: the definitive bibliography of books for children and young adults that have queer themes or characters. . . . This book is a long overdue resource. Kudos to Frances Ann Day for putting it together."
- Lambda Book Report
Lambda Book Report
"What distinguishes this book from other lists of youth-related material on homosexuality is its comprehensiveness and depth. . . . The author. . . has produced a fine reference work that will be of value in school and public libraries as well as other libraries with collections of children's and young adult literature."