CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Rainbow and Government Documents Round Tables (RRT and GODORT) are proud to announce Debbie Rabina as the 2023 recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award.
CHICAGO - The Over the Rainbow committee of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable considered 298 titles in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry during 2022. This year’s selection saw books of every genre featuring the diversity of queer identities. In a year where queer stories have been challenged at libraries, these authors and publishers made the choice to create, imagine, envision, reflect, and share queer narratives loudly.
NEW ORLEANS — “Love, Violet,” by Charlotte Sullivan Wild and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and “When the Angels Left the Old Country,” by Sacha Lamb and published by Arthur A. Levine, an imprint of Levine Querido, are the 2023 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award.
CHICAGO — Two of the 2022 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Sunday, Jan. 23 by the Rainbow Roundtable of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA's LibLearnX Conference, held virtually January 21-24, 2022.
CHICAGO – “Too Bright to See” by Kyle Lukoff and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo and published by Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, are the 2022 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award.
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will announce its Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. CT, Jan. 24, 2022. Selections will span more than 22 categories, including the coveted Newbery and Caldecott medals, Printz Award and Coretta Scott King Book Awards.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table (RRT) announced Donna Braquet as the 2020 recipient of the Rainbow Round Table Award for Political Activism.
This award was established to honor an individual, group, or organization that has demonstrated positive and lasting change for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Innovation, collaboration, risk-taking, and being a change-agent are all taken into account as part of the criteria for the award.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table (RRT) announced the Gerber/Hart Library as the fifth recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence. The award was established to honor a library, librarian, library staff member, library board and/or library friends groups who serve the LGBTQIA+ community. Nominees are judged based on innovation, impact, sustainability and advocacy.
CHICAGO – Formerly known as GLBT Book Month™, the American Library Association (ALA) will now observe the month of June as Rainbow Book Month™, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender and asexual community.