ALA Midwinter 2015

How I Spent the Past Two Days of #alamw15

For the past two days I haven’t been live blogging.  Why? Because, I’ve been in award deliberations.  This year, I had the honor of serving on the GLBT-RT’s Stonewall Book Award Committee.

Stonewall Sticker


Starting last March, I began to receive a whole slew of books- ranging from Children’s/Young Adult, to Non-Fiction, to Literature, and was tasked (along with other committee members) to highlight books that held merit.  The award is the first, and most enduring award honoring the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

This evening, we announced the Literature and Non-Fiction award and honor books- tomorrow morning we announce the winners in the Children’s/Young Adult category.

Literature Winner: Prelude to a Bruise by Saeed Jones

Literature Honor: The Two Hotels Francfort by David Leavitt

Literature Honor: Bitter Eden by Tatamkhulu Afrika

Literature Honor: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Literature Honor: My Real Children by Jo Walton

Non-Fiction Winner: Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Muslims by Scott Kugle

Non-Fiction Honor: Gay Berlin: A Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachy

Non-Fiction Honor: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Non-Fiction Honor: Hold Tight Gently by Martin Duberman

Non-Fiction Honor: Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleves


Tomorrow morning the Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children and Young Adult Literature award will be announced at the Youth Media Awards, 8 am CT.  To watch it online please click here.


photo credit: ALA website

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