Celebrate the best in GLBTQ literature at the 2014 Stonewall Book Awards Brunch

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/13/2014

Contact:

John L. Amundsen
Program Officer, Outreach and Communications
ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services
(312) 280-2140
jamundsen@ala.org

CHICAGO — Join the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and award winning authors in celebration of the very best in GLBTQ literature at the 2014 Stonewall Book Awards Brunch, held during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The 2014 Awards Brunch will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30 at Paris Las Vegas, Champagne 1 ballroom.

The Stonewall Book Awards Brunch will honor the 2014 winner and honor authors, including Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult winners Kirstin Cronn-Mills  ("Beautiful Music for Ugly Children," Flux, 2013) and e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (“Fat Angie,” Candlewick Press, 2013); Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Winners David McConnell ("American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men," Akashic Books, 2013) and Lori Duron (“Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son,” Broadway Books, an imprint of Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, Inc., 2013); and Barbara Gittings Literature Award winner Hilary Sloin ("Art on Fire," Bywater Books, 2013).

Sponsored by the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), the Stonewall Book Awards is the first and longest enduring book award series for LGBT literature. The award recognizes English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience in children’s and young adult literature, literature, and non-fiction. Since the award’s inception in 1971, more than 50 titles have been honored.

Tickets are $55. For more information, and to register, please visit www.alaannual.org. Registration code: GLB1.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professional library community and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender 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.