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Each year, books of exceptional merit that reflect the LGBT experience are recognized by the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Awards. Winners and honor books are chosen in literature, non-fiction, and children's/young adult categories. The CSUMB Library is pleased to report that our collection includes all of the Stonewall selections for 2013, listed below.


Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

Book coverWinner:

Boykin, K. (2012). For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home. New York, NY: Magnus Books.


Bram, C. (2012). Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. New York: Twelve.

Cordova, J. (2011). When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution. Midway, FL: Spinsters Ink.

Sycamore, M.B. (2012). Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. Oakland, CA: AK Press.

Winterson, J. (2011). Why Be Happy when You Could Be Normal? New York: Grove Press.


Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Winner:book cover

Avery, E. (2011). The Last Nude. New York: Riverhead Books.


Boyne, J. (2011). The Absolutist. New York: Other Press.

Miller, M. (2012). The Song of Achilles. New York: Ecco.

Rice-Gonzalez, C. (2011). Chulito. New York: Magnus Books.

Russell, P. (2011). The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov: A Novel. Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press.



Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award

Book coverWinner:

Saenz, B. (2012). Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. New York: Simon & Schuster BFYR.


Adams, S. (2011). Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie. Woodbury, Minn.: Flux.

Moskowitz, H. (2012). Gone, Gone, Gone. New York: Simon Pulse.

Newman, Leslea. (2012). October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. Cambridge: Candlewick Press.

Telgemeier, R. (2012). Drama. New York: Graphix/Scholastic.


ALA's press release and full book list