Saturday, February 2, 2013

The 2013 ALA Youth Media BEST Queer Book Award!

The Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience, goes to...

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division!

Artistotle and Dante also won the Pura Belpré (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience!

And it was named a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book!

Four Stonewall Honor Books were also selected:

“Drama,” written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier and published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.;

“Gone, Gone, Gone,” written by Hannah Moskowitz and published by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division;

“October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,” written by Lesléa Newman and published by Candlewick Press; and

“Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie,” written by S. J. Adams and published by Flux, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.

I've read two out of five so far... and I can't wait to read the other three!

You can see the full list of all the 2013 ALA Youth Media Award Winners and Honorees here.


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