Friday, May 20, 2011

CLGA Re-Post - 2011 Over the Rainbow Book List

I had never heard of the Over the Rainbow Book List (out of the American Library Association) but I'll be looking for it from now on. For those of you interested and in Toronto, I've pasted the a post from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives blog on a Canadian connection to the list:

"Author Talk and Book Signing
Awfully Devoted Women: Lesbian Lives in Canada, 1900-65 (UBC Press) is the first book-length study of lesbian sexuality, relationships, and community in Canada before 1965. Awfully Devoted Women has been selected for the 2011 Over the Rainbow Book List, a Book List from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association.

Vancouver based independent researcher, historian and author Cameron Duder
will give a talk at 6.30pm on Wednesday June 1st, Toronto Women’s Bookstore,
73 Harbord Street, Toronto. Free and open to the public."

I briefly browsed the bibliography and saw that there are some other queer histories (among many other genres and formats,and a few memoirs), including two Canadian titles which stuck out to me. The above mentioned book and one which I recently posted on, The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation by Gary Kinsman, Gary and Patrizia Gentile. The list is worth taking a gander at even if you're not a queer books reader.

Happy reading.

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