The American Library Association has designated June as GLBT Month, as an annual nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.   

The Stonewall Book Awards List, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association, is the first and most enduring award for GLBT books. We have most the the award and honor winners for 2019! Below are some the award winners. We also have a number of similar books in our catalog for all ages. Happy reading! 

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Adult Fiction F MAKKAI, Large Print Fiction LP F MAKKAI, OverDrive eBook and audiobook

A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.

 

Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

Adult Fiction F IWEALA, OverDrive eBook and audiobook

An Ivy League-bound star athlete from a prestigious private school in Washington, D.C., and his best friend, the daughter of prominent government insiders, struggle with brutal responses to the young man's sexual orientation before finding themselves speeding toward a violent and senseless future.

 

White Houses by Amy Bloom

Adult Fiction F WHITE HOUSES, Large Print Fiction LP F BLOOM, Overdrive audiobook

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt's first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, "Hick," as she's known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have. 

Luisa, Now and Then by Carole Maurel

Adult Graphic Novel F MAUREL

At 32, Luisa encounters her 15-year-old self. Single, and having left behind her dream to become a renowned photographer, she is struggling to find out who she is and what she wants. In order to help and guide her younger self, she must finally face herself and her past. When Luisa finds herself attracted to a female neighbor, things become even more complicated.

Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilberty

Teen Fiction TEEN F GILBERT, Overdrive eBook, Hoopla eBook

Daniel, a Chinese-American teen, must grapple with his plans for the future, his feelings for his best friend Harry, and his discovery of a family secret that could shatter everything.

 

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender

Childrens Fiction CF CALLENDER, OverDrive eBook and audiobook, Hoopla audiobook

Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.

 

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Childrens Fiction CF BLAKE (currently shelved in Teen Sequoyah), OverDrive eBook and audiobook

Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school.

 

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Childrens Picture Book P LOVE

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes--and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?