May 1, 2016

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Larry Romans, Hero of LGBTQ Literature for Young People, Dies at 68

Larry Romans. LIbrary. Photo by Joe Howell

Larry Romans, beloved as a staunch advocate for quality books for young people relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience, passed away on January 28, 2016 after a battle with cancer.

Faith and Sprituality in YA Lit: GLBTQ YA and Issues of Faith, a guest post by Robert Bittner

Faith and Sprituality in YA Lit: GLBTQ YA and Issues of Faith, a guest post by Robert Bittner

Writing about spirituality is a really complex thing and includes myriad ways of looking at the world and at institutions that purport to nurture the spiritual lives of youth, since we’re getting specific. My own history within institutionalized Protestant Christianity left me feeling marginalized, especially due to my identity as a young gay man (though […]

Utah District Restricts Polacco’s ‘Our Mothers’ House’ in Elementary School Libraries

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The removal of Patricia Polacco’s picture book about lesbian moms has created a stir after a Utah school district recently pulled the title from general circulation in elementary school libraries.