2021 Stonewall Book Awards

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The first and most enduring award for LGBTQIA+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table (formerly the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table).  Three Stonewall Book Awards are presented to English language works published the year prior to the announcement date.  The award is announced in January/February and presented to the winning authors or editors at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June. 


 

Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Winner:

Book cover: The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

Honor Books:

Book cover: Lot: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi Book cover: Memorial by Bryan Washington Book cover: More Than Organs by Kay Ulanday Barrett Book cover: Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz


 

Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award

Winner:

Book cover: Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games by Bonnie Ruberg

Honor Books:

Book cover: The Fixed Stars: A Memoir by Molly Wizenberg Book cover: XOXY: A Memoir by Kimberly M. Zieselman Book cover: My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland Book cover: Paper Bullets by Jeffrey H. Jackson


 

Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award

Winner:

Book cover: We Are Little Feminists: Families designed by Lindsey Blakely, written by Archaa Shrivastav

Honor Books:

Book cover: Beetle & The Hollowbones, illustrated and written by Aliza Layne  Book cover: Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram  Book cover: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender Book cover: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson


 

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