2015 Stonewall Book Awards

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Each year the American Library Association (ALA) presents the Stonewall Book Awards and honors to literature, non-fiction, and children’s and YA work exhibiting “exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.” The awards will be presented to the authors at ALA’s annual conference this month.

Throughout the month of June many cities in the United States celebrate LGBT Pride Month with parades, festivals, and other events. “The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.”

Many of the titles presented with a Stonewall Book Award or honor in 2015 are available for check out through the Houston Public Library.
 


Fiction

Bitter Eden by Tatamkhulu Afrika

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt

My Real Children by Jo Walton

Non-fiction

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachy

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin B. Duberman

Children’s and YA

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pittman

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino


Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pride
http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/award/honored

Written by Jeanette S., Library Materials Services

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