BAIT (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009)
GETTING IT (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007)
THE GOD BOX (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006)
SO HARD TO SAY (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004)
RAINBOW ROAD (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005)
RAINBOW HIGH (Simon & Schuster, 2003)
RAINBOW BOYS (Simon & Schuster, 2001)
Alex Sanchez is the author of the award-winning young adult RAINBOW trilogy that includes Rainbow Boys, selected as an American Library Association (ALA) Best Book for Young Adults and praised by School Library Journal as a book that could “open eyes and change lives.” Two sequels, Rainbow High and Rainbow Road, were both Lambda Award finalists and chosen as New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age. His middle grade novel, So Hard To Say, was the winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award. His novel, The God Box, was selected as an ALA Popular Paperback for Young Adults. His novel, Getting It, won the Myers Outstanding Book Award for Human Rights. His novel, Bait, won the Florida Book Award Gold Medal for young adult fiction and the Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award. And his latest novel, Boyfriends with Girlfriends was chosen both as an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers and by the Bank Street College of Education Children’s Book Committee as a Best Children’s Book of the Year. Additionally, in 2011 Alex was the winning recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist’s Prize.
Originally from Mexico, Alex received his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Old Dominion University and for many years worked as a youth and family counselor. He now divides his time between Florida and Thailand. When not writing, he speaks to groups around the country on the importance of being true to who you are.