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LGBTQ Resources: Books: Fiction, Youth, & Awards


Arne Nixon Center LGBTQ Youth Collection at Fresno State

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature, located in the Henry Madden Library at CSU Fresno, houses a unique collection of over 500 LGBTQ themed books for young readers. Information on how to access the collection and conduct research at the center can be found on this web page, and access this link for a list of books in the collection in PDF format.

Book Awards and Reading Lists

Lambda Literary Awards

Annual awards in a variety of categories, all highlighting the most notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.

Publishing Triangle Awards

A variety of awards in 7 categories of LGBTQ literature and its publishing industry.

Rainbow Book List

"Presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age." Titles selected by the Rainbow Book List committee of the American Library Association, going back to 2008.

Stonewall Book Award

Awarded by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table, the award honors works that show "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience." Consists of several categories of awards: the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award, Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award.