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2015 Stonewall Book Awards announced

By Peter Coyl

The 2015 Stonewall Book Awards were announced yesterday and today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

The Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, part of the ALA Youth Media Awards, was presented to “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.

Three Honor Books for Children and Young Adults were selected:

  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out,” by Susan Kuklin, photographed by Susan Kuklin.
  • 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.

The Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gitting Literature Award was presented to “Prelude to Bruise” by Saeed Jones  and published by Coffee House Press.

Four Honor Books in Literature were selected:
  • Frog Music” written by Emma Donoghue and published by Little, Brown and Company.
  • Bitter Eden” written by Tatamkhulu Afrika and published by Picador.
  • The Two Hotels Francfort” written by David Leavitt and published by Bloomsbury.
  • My Real Children” written by Jo Walton and published by Tor Books.

The Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award was presented to “Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Muslims” written by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle and published by New York University Press.

Four Honor Books in Non-Fiction were selected:
  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More” written by Janet Mock and published by Atria Books.
  • Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity” written by Robert Beachy and published by Knopf.
  • Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS” written  by Martin Duberman and published by The New Press.
  • Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America” written by Rachel Hope Cleves and published by Oxford University Press.

For more information about the Stonewall Book Awards, please visit www.ala.org/stonewall.

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