From the web site: “The Lambda Literary Foundation nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers.”
The Lambda Literary Foundation has been on my radar for a few months now, and I’m in awe of it. For writers of LGBT fiction, this is the premiere organization that honors us, respects us, tries to make us the best we can be. I’m so excited to announce this year’s nominees for best LGBT Children / Young Adult novels. Some I’ve read, some I’ve heard of, and many I will be seeking out. Some pictures and descriptions below…
Above, Leah Bobet, Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic
Adaptation, Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The Adventure of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy, S. Bear Bergman and Suzy Malik, Flamingo Rampant
Andy Squared, Jennifer Lavoie, Bold Strokes Books
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Simon & Schuster/ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. A Michael L. Printz honor book!!
Ask the Passengers, A.S. King, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Backwards Day, S. Bear Bergman and KD Diamond, Flamingo Rampant
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Flux Books
Beneath a Meth Moon, Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group
Between You & Me, Marisa Calin, Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Boys of Summer, Steve Berman, ed., Bold Strokes Books
The Chaos, Nalo Hopkinson, Simon & Schuster/ McElderry
Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite, Lianne Simon, Faie Miss Press
Cursed, H. Rachelle Graham, Bella Books
The Difference Between You and Me, Madeleine George, Viking Children’s Books
Drama, Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic/Graphix
The Education of Queenie McBride, Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, Publishing Syndicate
Every Day, David Levithan, Knopf Books for Young Readers. Read our review here!
Fangs and Stilettos, Anthony DiFiore, inGroup Press
For Mature Teens Only: An LGBT Novel, B.L.Fowler, Positive Light for Positive Living
The Girls of No Return, Erin Saldin, Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic
Going, Going, Gone: Susie’s Story, Barbara L. Clanton, Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC
Gone, Gone, Gone, Hannah Moskowitz, Simon & Schuster/ Simon Pulse
Hugs of Three: My Daddies and Me, Dr. Stacey Bromberg and Dr. Joe Taravella, Forward Footsteps, LLC
Hugs of Three: My Mommies and Me, Dr. Stacey Bromberg and Dr. Joe Taravella, Forward Footsteps, LLC
I Swear, Lane Davis, Simon & Schuster/ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
If Boys Could Hold Hands, David J. Lavallee, CreateSpace
If I Lie, Corrine Jackson, Simon & Schuster/ Simon Pulse
In Stone: A Grotesque Faerie Tale, Jeremy Jordan King, Bold Strokes Books
Kiss the Morning Star, Elissa Janine Hoole, Amazon Children’s Publishing. Read my review here!
The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves, Ed. by Sarah Moon, James Lecesne, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
firstname.lastname@example.org, KE Payne, Bold Strokes Books
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, emily m. danforth, Balzer + Bray. Read my review here!
The Most Popular Guy in the School: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover, Robbie Michaels, Harmony Ink Press
Never Enough, Denise Jaden, Simon & Schuster/ Simon Pulse
Northern Lights, James Matthew Green, Create Space
October Mourning: A Song For Matthew Shepard, Lesléa Newman, Candlewick Press
OMGqueer, eds. Radclyffe and Katherine E. Lynch, PhD., Bold Strokes Books
One in Every Crowd, Ivan E. Coyote, Arsenal Pulp Press
Personal Effects, E.M. Kokie, Candlewick Press
The Prospect, Jason Glaser, Darby Creek
The Rainbow Curriculum: Teaching Teens About LGBT Issues, Hal W. Lanse, PhD, Queer Street Books, Inc.
Sara, Greg Herren, Bold Strokes Books
Secret of Othello: A Fisher Key Adventure, Sam Cameron, Bold Strokes Books
Seidman, James Erich, Harmony Ink Press
Silhouette of a Sparrow, Molly Beth Griffin, Milkweed Editions
Starting from Here, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Amazon Children’s Publishing
Street Dreams, Tama Wise, Bold Strokes Books
Suddenly, M. E. Tudor, Itoh Press
This High School Has Closets, Robert Joseph Greene, Icon Empire Press
Tilt, Ellen Hopkins, Simon & Schuster/ McElderry. One of the new YA novels from the bestselling author of Crank!
Timothy, Greg Herren, Bold Strokes Books
Way to Go, Tom Ryan, Orca Book Publishers
What She Left Behind, Tracy Bilen, Simon & Schuster/ Simon Pulse
The You Know Who Girls: Freshman Year, Annameekee Hesik, Bold Strokes Books
So tell us! Have you read any of these books? Any you’re looking forward to?