Adult, Children’s Book Lists Available in Wake of Orlando Tragedy [4]

In response to last week’s tragedy in Orlando [6], to help bookstores around the country address the needs of customers looking for books on LGBTQ issues, acceptance, and grief, the American Booksellers Association has compiled a list of relevant titles [7] suggested by member booksellers.

[8]The initial list, which was sent to stores via e-mail on Friday, June 17, has grown to almost 300 titles and is available to everyone as an Excel file on a BookWeb.org [7]. All ABA members can continue to suggest books for the list by sending an e-mail to resources@bookweb.org [9] with the title, author name (first and last), ISBN, publisher, and category (LGBTQ, acceptance, or grief). Notes can also be added beside each entry.

A flier featuring children’s backlist titles on LGBTQ themes, available at the Children’s Institute Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party on Tuesday night, is also ready for download as a PDF on the BookWeb resource page. [7]

Booksellers, publishers, and authors heading to the Children’s Institute were also encouraged to bring one title from either list to be donated to an Orlando-area school or library. Attendees can drop of their donations at the Ci4 Welcome Desk.