2011 Stonewall Book Awards announced
For Immediate Release
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SAN DIEGO – The 2011 Stonewall Book Awards were announced today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience, and include the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature award, and the Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award. The awards will be presented to the winning authors or editors at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans in June.
“The list of books we had up for consideration for the 2011 Stonewall Book awards was an embarrassment of riches to say the least. “ said Stonewall Book Awards Committee Chair, Lisa Johnston.
The Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, which was included in the ALA Youth Media Awards press conference, was presented to "Almost Perfect" written by Brian Katcher and published by Delacourte Press.
Four Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Award Honor Books were named: "Will Grayson, Will Grayson," written by John Green and David Levithan and published by Dutton (Penguin); "Love Drugged," written by James Klise and published by Flux; “Freaks and Revelations,” written by Davida Wills Hurwin and published by Little, Brown & Co; and "The Boy in the Dress," written by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake and published by Razorbill (Penguin).
The Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature Award was given to "More of This World of Maybe Another," written by Barb Johnson and published by Harper Perennial.
Three Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Books were named: "Probation," written by Tom Mendicino and published by Kensington.
"The More I Owe You," written by Michael Sledge and published by Counterpoint.
"Holding Still for As Long as Possible," written by Zoe Whittall and published by House of Anansi.
The Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award was given to "Inseparable: Desire between Women in Literature," written by Emma Donoghue and published by Knopf.
Four Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Honor Books were named: "A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster," written by Wendy Moffat and published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
"Just Kids," written by Patti Smith and published by Ecco.
"The Right To Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools," written by Stuart Biegel and published by the University of Minnesota Press.
"Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade," written by Justin Spring and published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
The members of the 2011 Stonewall Book Awards Committee are: Chair Lisa Johnston, Sweet Briar (Va.) College.; Incoming Chair Lewis Day, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass; W. Stephen Breedlove, Connelly Library, La Salle University, Philadelpha.; Amanda Clay, Lakeview Elementary School, Norman, Okla.; Dave Combe, Ventura County Library, Ventura, Calif;.; Sharon Flesher-Duffy, Nashua High School Media Center, Nashua, N.H.; Roland Hansen, Columbia College Library, Chicago.; Analisa Ornelas, Innovative Interfaces, San Francisco.; Stephen Patrick, Jonesborough, Tenn.; Jason Phillips, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; Roseann Szalkowski, Skokie (Ill.)Public Library.; Gypsey Teague, Clemson (S.C.) University.; Corwin Watts, Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools.; and Rose Yndigoyen, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
ed professional library community, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ed information and access needs of individuals at large. GLBTRT is committed to encouraging and supporting the free and necessary access to all information, as reflected by the missions of the American Library Association and democratic institutions.
For more information about the Stonewall Book Awards, please visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/stonewall/index.cfm.