Lesbian And Gay Voices

Overview

With a foreword by Nancy Garden, the highly acclaimed author of Young Adult Fiction, this thoughtfully written annotated bibliography reviews picture books, young adult fiction, short stories nonfiction works and biographies for young readers. Entries specify the age level appropriateness of each work as well as literary awards received for the work. Each annotation is followed by a list of topics in the work which the user will find cross-referenced in the topic index. With additional recommendations on books ...

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Overview

With a foreword by Nancy Garden, the highly acclaimed author of Young Adult Fiction, this thoughtfully written annotated bibliography reviews picture books, young adult fiction, short stories nonfiction works and biographies for young readers. Entries specify the age level appropriateness of each work as well as literary awards received for the work. Each annotation is followed by a list of topics in the work which the user will find cross-referenced in the topic index. With additional recommendations on books for librarians, educators and parents, and a set of suggested guidelines for evaluating books, this user-friendly guide is valuable as both a reader resource and as collection development tool. The guide also provides author profiles of selected writers who have made outstanding contributions to this field of literature. This information is complemented by inspiring author quotes, photographs, and lists of their books categorized by age level appropriateness. The up-to-date information on helpful resources for teens and their families found here along with a select bibliography and additional indices make this comprehensive guide a powerful and important reference tool for helping young gay and lesbian readers.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This much-needed resource would be an invaluable asset to school, public, or academic library reference collections."

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ARBA

"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."

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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."

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VOYA
This novel is part three in the authles... are included because of their historical significance." Many multicultural titles dealing with Asian, African American, Jewish, Native American, and Hispanic cultures and their gay/lesbian youth and families are included, greatly increasing the value of this resource. At last those who work with young people have an up-to-date, comprehensive listing of resources that can help g/l/q teens searching for information, role models, or support. As noted author Nancy Garden states definitively in her foreword, "this is a book that can save lives." Every library should own and use this important reference resource. Index. Further Reading. Appendix. 2000, Greenwood, 288p. PLB $35. Ages Adult. Reviewer: Lynn Evarts

SOURCE: VOYA, December 2000 (Vol. 23, No. 5)

School Library Journal
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 les-bian and gay youth and children of lesbian/gay parents. Following a poignant foreword by Nancy Garden and the evalua-tion guidelines used for this bibliography, Day provides detailed, critical annotations for more than 275 recommended books, arranged in six categories: picture books, fiction, short stories, nonfiction, biography/autobiography, and adult/professional re-sources. The last chapter contains 16 profiles (with black-and-white photos) of authors who have made significant contributions to this field of literature. Two appendixes list a calendar of lesbian/gay events and resources, including hot lines, publications, and organizations; and title, author, and topic indexes are provided. There is one minor flaw: some sloppy editing has missed a few typos and at least one error in the Nancy Garden annotations, in which the infamous book burning is referred to as being in Kansas City, MO, in one place and in Kansas City, KS, in another. Still, this is an extraordinary compilation that belongs in every collection.-Betty S. Evans, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313311628
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Culture and Customs of Asia Series
  • Pages: 296
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

FRANCES ANN DAY teaches Latino/a children's literature at Sonoma State University and conducts workshops nationwide. She is the author of Multicultural Voices in Contemporary Literature (1994, 1999) and Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults (2000). Both books won Skipping Stones Awards, which honor social justice and multicultural understanding. Lesbian and Gay Voices was also an ALA finalist for a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction xvii
Suggested Guidelines for Evaluating Books with Lesbian and Gay Content xxiii
1 Picture Books 1
2 Fiction 15
3 Short Stories 63
4 Nonfiction 81
5 Biography and Autobiography 113
6 Books for Librarians, Educators, Parents, and Other Adults 153
7 Author Profiles 177
Marion Dane Bauer 178
Beth Brant 181
Larry Dane Brimner 185
Michael Cart 188
Michael Thomas Ford 191
Nancy Garden 194
Kevin Jennings 198
M. E. Kerr 201
Michael Nava 206
Leslea Newman 211
Cristina Salat 216
Sandra Scoppettone 218
Sheila Ortiz Taylor 221
Johnny Valentine 224
Michael Willhoite 228
Jacqueline Woodson 232
Appendix A Calendar 237
Appendix B Resources 239
Hot Lines 239
On-Line Help 240
Publications 240
Posters 241
Videos 241
Organizations and Centers 242
Selected Bibliography 247
Title Index 251
Author Index 257
Topic Index 261
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