Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stonewall Book Awards 2011

I don't want to scare people away and I am by no means turning this into a LGBT only book blog but I do want to shine a light on some of the LGBT lit out there that is worth taking a look at since often times its not mainstream and many people may not have heard of these titles.  The ALA announced the 2011 Stonewall Book Awards on January 10th.


The Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award -
  • “Almost Perfect”  written by Brian Katcher and published by Delacourte Press. 
Four Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Award Honor Books were named:
  •  “Will Grayson, Will Grayson,” written by John Green and David Levithan and published by Dutton “Love Drugged,” written by James Klise and published by Flux
  • “Freaks and Revelations,” written by Davida Wills Hurwin and published by Little, Brown Co
  • The Boy in the Dress,” written by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake and published by Razorbill (Penguin).
 The Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature Award was given to:
  • More of This World of Maybe Another,” written by Barb Johnson and published by Harper Perennial.
Three Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Books were named:
  •        “Probation,” written by Tom Mendicino and published by Kensington.
  •        “The More I Owe You,” written by Michael Sledge and published by Counterpoint.
  •        “Holding Still for As Long as Possible,” written by Zoe Whittall and published by House of Anansi.
 The Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award was given to:

  • “Inseparable: Desire between Women in Literature,” written by Emma Donoghue and published by Knopf.
 Four Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Honor Books were named:

  • “A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster,” written by Wendy Moffatt and published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. 
  • “Just Kids,” written by Patti Smith and published by Ecco.
  • “The Right To Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools,” written by Stuart Beigel and published by the University of Minnesota Press.
  •  “The Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade,” written by Justin Spring and published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

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