July 19, 2018

Research Article: “The 2014 Rainbow List: A Descriptive Study of the List and Ten Public Libraries’ Ownership”

The following article is published by The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (a YALSA publication).

Title

The 2014 Rainbow List: A Descriptive Study of the List and Ten Public Libraries’ Ownership

Authors

Stacy Creel
University of Southern Mississippi

Rachel McMullen
University of Southern Mississippi

Source

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults
Volume 9 No.1: July 2018

Abstract

Are libraries purchasing adequate materials for their youth LGBTQ collections? This study compares the ownership of the 2014 Rainbow Book List (RBL) titles to a list created from the top ten titles of Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA), the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (QP), and the Teens’ Top Ten (TTT) in the public libraries from the top ten largest cities in the United States. It also reports on the balance of the 2014 RBL list in regards to target audience, diversity in types of fiction, nonfiction, and theme. In general, libraries owned fewer copies of RBL titles than those on the comparison list.

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15 pages; PDF.

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