Tuesday, January 28, 2014

UIS professors' books recognized by The American Library Association

The American Library Association has named two books by University of Illinois Springfield professors to its 2014 Over the Rainbow List: 71 LGBT Books for Adult Readers.

Both books were listed in a group of nineteen books in the non-fiction category. The first book is Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance, edited by Jason Pierceson, Adriana Piatti-Crocker (both associate professors in the Political Science Department) and Shawn Schulenberg of Marshall University. It was published by Lexington Books in 2012.

Also listed was Pierceson's Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court, published by Rowman & Littlefiled in 2013.

According to the ALA, the list is for books “that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant authentic GLBT content.”

The full listing of the books may be found at www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow/archives/457.

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