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Librarians Name Their Top LGBTQIA+ Books of the Year

Book covers: Ace, A History of My Brief Body, Real Life, The Prettiest Star, Here for It, What's Your Pronoun

Each year, members of the American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table compile the Over the Rainbow Book List, a selection of excellent recent titles focused on LGBTQIA+ stories.

This year’s list is out now, featuring 48 exceptional nonfiction and fiction books for adult readers. The Over the Rainbow committee’s picks include a diverse array of authors, exploring history and contemporary politics through new lenses.

Here are their top ten titles:

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, by Angela Chen

Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America, by R. Eric Thomas

A History of My Brief Body, by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Homesick: Stories, by Nino Cipri

Homie: Poems, by Danez Smith

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir, by Jenn Shapland

Plain Bad Heroines, by Emily M. Danforth

The Prettiest Star, by Carter Sickels

Real Life, by Brandon Taylor

What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She, by Dennis Baron

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