Wednesday, January 13, 2016

And The 2016 ALA Awards of Special Note for Queer Kid and Teen Readers and Their Allies

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:

George,” written by Alex Gino and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., wins the  2016 Stonewall Children’s Literature Award

 and “The Porcupine of Truth,” written by Bill Konigsberg and published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., wins the 2016 Stonewall Young Adult Literature Award.

Two honor books were selected: “Wonders of the Invisible World,” written by Christopher Barzak and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC; and “Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU,” written by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth, illustrated by Fiona Smyth and published by Seven Stories Press.

Another notable award of LGBTQ-interest was the William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” written by Becky Albertalli is the 2016 Morris Award winner. The book is published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher.
Congratulations to all the winners and honorees.

Now we have more great books to read!

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