The ALA’s Rainbow List

News! Dear Bully has been named to the ALA’s 2012 Rainbow List named by the Rainbow Project, a joint task force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Round Table of the American Library Association. Congratulations, everyone, and thank you for sharing your stories!

Check out the full 2012 Rainbow List here. Lots of great books to go out there and read!

People Magazine!!!


Look! Dear Bully is a pick for kids and teens in the October 3rd issue of People. We like to think it’s an “empowering collection” too!

Dear Bully in the October 3rd issue!

Rookie Magazine joins the conversation.

Awesome new online mag for teens Rookie (which Dear Bully contributor Stephanie Kuehnert is a part of!) joins the conversation about bullying.

In editor Tavi Gevinson’s words:

Trying to talk seriously about bullying is hard . . . This is the first in a series of posts in which we try to have that conversation.

The Rainbow Project

Are you all familiar with ALA’s The Rainbow Project?

It’s a project co-run by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Every year, the committee puts together a list of fabulous books  with “significant and authentic GLBTQ content” and that are recommended for people from the very smallest (birth) up to 18 years old.

Here’s their bibliography of their top recommendations for young people interested in the topic for the past four years. Some great books on these lists!


Publication Day…

Congratulations to all of the contributors, and to Megan and Carrie, on the publication of Dear Bully! Notes and congrats to all of you are all over our inboxes and the web. As we’ve been saying around here (I’m looking at you, CJ), if this book can help one kid, then we’ve done it! Here’s to all of you!



Here’s a post we loved from contributor The Pigeon‘s Mo Willems’ blog.