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Stonewall Book Award --- Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award 2017

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Stonewall Book Award --- Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award 2017

Stonewall Book Award --- Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award is given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. The award is sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table.

- The winners of the Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, respectively, are MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD: The Hammer of Thor, written by Rick Riordan and published by Disney Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, and IF I WAS YOUR GIRL written by Meredith Russo and published by Flatiron Books.
 
- Three honor books were selected: WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS written by Anna-Marie McLemore and published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press; UNBECOMING written by Jenny Downham and published by Scholastic Inc. by arrangement with David Fickling Books; and PRIDE: Celebrating Diversity & Community, written by Robin Stevenson and published by Orca Book Publishers.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan - Fiction

October 4, 2016

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon --- the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki --- and the price he wants is very high.

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo - Young Adult Fiction

May 3, 2016

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone. But when she meets easygoing Grant, her guard goes down. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She wants to let Grant into her life, but she’s terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won't be able to see past it. Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? She used to be Andrew.

When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore - Fiction

February 13, 2018


To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham - Fiction

June 27, 2017


Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak; her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life; and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary's life story, secrets and lies are uncovered. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother's behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future and her younger brother are all put into perspective.

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson - Nonfiction

April 19, 2016


For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?