LGBTQ & YA 2016
Suggestions and ideas for sourcing YA fiction
In 2014, working on a post-grad Uni task with Kate S, we created a readers' advisory using Smore (link below). This new Smore provides additional information to that advisory as some of the information needed a 2016 update and other sources have been located. However, there is still plenty of great information on the original, and I do recommend going and having a read of what we created.
Places to search...
Honestly, one of the best ways to source possible titles to add to your collection is to consult some of the "most anticipated" or "best of" lists/posts from reputable sites - and to then do some comparisons across the lists. It's particularly helpful when they provide brief reviews or synopsis. Here are a few that I've been looking at for 2016.
This first one is the YA list from the Rainbow Book Committee's website - the 2016 list is drawn from books published between July 2014 and December 2015. If you are working with younger kids, this list includes picture books and juvenile fiction.