An award for gay and lesbian literature will be included in the American Library Association’s annual announcement of children’s prizes, a list which features the prestigious and influential Caldecott and Newbery medals.
The Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award has been added to the ALA’s Youth Media Awards. The Stonewall prize honors “English-language works for children and teens of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience.” Stonewall awards for adult books were started nearly 40 years ago, but the children’s category only now.
The Stonewall Book Awards
Stonewall Book Awards List