Of all the praise, support, and honors that Kicked Out has received one of the things I’m most proud of was it having been listed as a top 10 book on the American Library Association Rainbow Book List (top LGBTQ books for youth) and the Over The Rainbow Book List (top LGBTQ books for adults). Libraries have played a pivotal role in my life as a queer person, and more specifically as a queer author. They are a place of safety, knowledge and access – for many the first and safest way of finding LGBTQ books.
This week I’m THRILLED, honored, and humbled to be able to tell you that Roving Pack has made the nominations list for the American LIbrary Association’s Rainbow Book List – LGBTQ focused books for children and teens!!!! We won’t know until the end of January during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting when they debate the merit of the nominated books and finalize the list of titles to be included but regardless of what gets decided, just to have had Roving Pack be externally nominated for inclusion is a tremendous honor for me as an author!