Each year the American Library Association (ALA) announces the Youth Media Awards given to outstanding children and young adult books (including audiobooks, videos and graphic novels). This year the awards were presented on Monday Feb 1st, in a ceremony in Chicago, USA.
One of the awards presented was the Stonewall Book Award, which is granted to “English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience” (via ALA’s website).
This year the books recognized were:
Stonewall Book Award –Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award
“This Day in June,” written by Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D.,
illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Magination Press,
an imprint of the American Psychological Association.
“Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out,” by Susan Kuklin,
photographed by Susan Kuklin and published by Candlewick Press.
“I’ll Give You the Sun,” written by Jandy Nelson,
published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
“Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress,” written by Christine Baldacchio,
pictures by Isabelle Malenfant, published by Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press.
Congratulations to all the books and authors recognized! Here’s to a 2015 filled with more amazing LGBTQAI+ books!
All of this information was obtained from ALA’s website. You can check out the rest of the awards and winners here.