Rainbow Book Month

The Class of 1945 Library joins in the celebration of Rainbow Book Month™ this June. “Rainbow Book Month™ is an initiative of the American Library Association and is coordinated through its Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services and the Rainbow Round Table.”

To begin this celebration we have created a Pride Month book list in our OverDrive/Sora collection featuring LGBTQIA+ fiction and nonfiction titles.  This curated collection includes 2020 Stonewall Book Award Winners, and selected works from the 2020 Rainbow book list, the 2020 Over the Rainbow book list, and the recent Lambda Literary Award Winners.

“Originally established in the early 1990s by The Publishing Triangle as National Lesbian and Gay Book Month, this occasion is an opportunity for book lovers and libraries with the very best in LGBTQIA+ literature. Celebrated by the American Library Association (ALA) since 2015, GLBT Book Month™ was renamed Rainbow Book Month™ in 2020, in coordination with the ALA Rainbow Round Table’s name change in 2019.”

Throughout the month of June, The Class of 1945 Library will be highlighting the works of LGBTQIA+ authors on our social media accounts: Instagram @pea_lib and Facebook Class of 1945 Library, Phillips Exeter Academy.