Lee Bennet Hopkins, 81, Poet With a Mission to Inspire Children

Lee Bennett Hopkins, passionate educator and prolific children’s poet and anthologist, died on August 8 in Cape Coral, Fla., following a hospitalization for COPD. He was 81. Many of Hopkins’s books have been celebrated over the years with distinctions and awards from the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of […]

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Amelia Westlake Was Never Here

Gough, Erin. Amelia Westlake was never here. Poppy. 2019. $17.99. 356p. HC. 9780316450669. Will Everhart is a troublemaker. Harriet Price is a prefect. The only thing they have in common at Rosemead private school for girls is that they both think something needs to be said about Coach Hadley, the prized staff member at Rosemead […]

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Kristie Escobar selected for YALSA’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award

GLBTRT member Kristie Escobar, a third-year doctoral student at FSU’s School of Information, was awarded the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award. See the full announcement from Florida State University at the link below. https://news.cci.fsu.edu/cci-news/cci-in-the-news/kristie-escobar-selected-for-yalsas-doctoral-dissertation-fellowship-award/

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Cuba’s parade against homophobia is cancelled; Brunei extends the moratorium on the death penalty (by stoning) for sex between men; the Democratic Unionist Party elects its first gay candidate to parliament Cuban LGBT Community Calls Out Government for Canceling Parade Brunei says it won’t enforce death penalty for gay sex First openly gay DUP candidate […]

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GLBTRT Election Results

456 ballots were cast for the round table this year with results as follows. Congratulations to all involved! Proposal to rename the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table to one of the two options presented: Vote Option 1 or Option 2 Rainbow Round Table (RRT) 225 51.6% Elected Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer […]

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