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November 25, 2014

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Massachusetts Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Law to Protect LGBT Students

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Massachusetts is the 17th state to pass anti-bullying legislation to protect LGBT students with Governor Deval Patrick signing the bill into law on April 24.

Put ‘The Other Me’ On Your LGBTQ List | Dreamspinner Press Giveaway

The Other Me

Treasa thinks she has found the perfect boy when she meets Gabriel, but first impressions can be misleading. Harmony Ink Press wants to expand your LGBTQ YA offerings and has 30 copies of The Other Me to send to interested libraries.

Broadening Cultural Literacy with LGBTQ Content for YA | AASL 2013

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Of the numerous concurrent sessions at the American Association of School Librarians’ National Conference focusing on strategies for creating culturally diverse collections and serving the needs of all kids, “Queer Library Alliance Goes to School,” was a memorable one.

LGBTQ Diversity: Building a Collection for Independent Readers

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Being able to easily locate LGBTQ-friendly materials for children is an important task for librarians seeking to support their diverse reading communities. Kids must be given opportunities to explore literature from multiple points of view, yet it’s sometimes challenging to meet this need, especially for grades 3–5.

Expand Your LGBT YA Offerings with a Free Copy of ‘All the Colors of Love’

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Superheros, extraordinary science, and unexpected twists keep readers on their toes in Jessica Freely’s debut novel All the Colors of Love. Thirty lucky SLJTeen readers will get a copy for their library, adding to the LGBT collection.