Rainbow Round Table

2022 Barbara Gittings Literature Award and Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award of the Stonewall Book Awards announced

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.

“Too Bright to See” and “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” win 2022 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

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.

ALA to announce the next classics in children’s and YA literature and media

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.

FTRF Hosts Webinar on Collecting and Protecting LGBTQ+ Materials and Programs

Public and school libraries experience the most challenges to materials, and in 2019 eight out of the top ten most challenged books were on that list for having LGBTQ+ content.

Donna Braquet Awarded the 2020 Rainbow Round Table Award for Political Activism

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.

Gerber/Hart Library Awarded the 2020 Rainbow RT Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence

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.

GLBT Book Month™ given new name

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.

“How We Fight for Our Lives” and “Cantoras” win 2020 Stonewall Adult Awards

PHILADELPHIA -- Two of the 2020 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Sunday, Jan. 26 by the Rainbow Round Table (RRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, held January 24-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2020 Over the Rainbow Book List features 70 titles for adult readers

PHILADELPHIA -- The Over the Rainbow Book List Committee of the American Library Association's Rainbow Roundtable (RRT) gave careful consideration to 324 books this year, 152 fiction and 172 nonfiction. Choosing 32 fiction titles and 38 nonfiction titles to make up the complete 2020 Over the Rainbow Book List, the committee was thrilled by the continued expansion of queer publishing, the depth of substantial topics covered, and the number of quality books from all over the genre spectrum. No longer is the focus solely upon stories of tragedy, but rather about lives filled with joy.

“When Aidan Became a Brother” and “The Black Flamingo” win 2020 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

PHILADELPHIA – “When Aidan Became a Brother” written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita and published by Lee & Low Books Inc., and “The Black Flamingo” by Dean Atta with illustrations by Anshika Khullar and published by Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, part of Hodder and Stoughton, are the 2020 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award.