Rainbow List Books

Rainbow List spine label
The Rainbow List is a bibliography of books for teens with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters. The new Rainbow List is released in January. To see previous lists, visit the Rainbow Project site. And to find Rainbow List books in the Teen area, look for the Rainbow List logo on the book's spine.

Rainbow List Books 2021

Rainbow List Books 2020


Summer Bird Blue
Akemi Dawn Bowman

Last Bus to Everland
Sophie Cameron

The Last True Poets of the Sea
Julia Drake
Akwaeke Emezi
Other Words for Smoke
Sarah Maria Griffin
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Shaun David Hutchinson

Technically, You Started It
Lana Wood Johnson

The Afterward
E.K. Johnston
That's Not What Happened
Kody Keplinger
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
Sabina Khan
Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America
Ann Bausum
Brave Face
Shaun David Hutchinson


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
Mariko Tamaki

For the full 2020 Rainbow List, visit the Rainbow Project site.

Rainbow List Books 2019


What If It's Us
Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Girl Made of Stars

Ashley Herring Blake
his Is Kind of an Epic Love Story
Kheryn Callender
Let's Talk About Love

Claire Kann
Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Adib Khorram
Odd One Out
Nic Stone
A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
How I Resist : Activism and Hope for a New Generation
Tim Federle


The Prince and the Dressmaker
Jen Wang
Bingo Love
Tee Franklin

For the full 2019 Rainbow List, visit the Rainbow Project site.