Previous Winners, 2019 Awards Edition

Before Medal on My Mind begins looking at Stonewall Award contenders, here’s an overview of what the authors of previous winner and honor books have coming out for the 2019 award cycle. There are a few here we’ll definitely be writing about. Do you think any of these have a good shot? 

Tim Federle


Previously: Better Nate Than Ever (2014 Honor).

Out this year: Nate Expectations, from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in September.


Mackenzi Lee


Previously: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (2018 Honor).

Out this year: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, from Katherine Tegen Books in October.


David Levithan


Previously: Will Grayson Will Grayson, with John Green (2011 Honor); Two Boys Kissing (2014 Honor).

Out this year: Someday, from Knopf Books for Young Readers in October.


Anna-Marie McLemore


Previously: When the Moon Was Ours (2017 Honor).

Out this year: Blanca & Roja, from Feiwel & Friends in October.


Gayle E. Pitman


Previously: This Day in June, with illustrations by Kristyna Litten (2015 Winner).

Out this year: A Church for All, with illustrations by Laurie Fornier, from Albert Whitman & Company in May.  

AND: Sewing the Rainbow, with illustrations by Holly Clifton-Brown, from Magination Press in May.

Rick Riordan


Previously: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor (2017 Winner).

Out this year: The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze, from Disney-Hyperion in May.




Meet Cute (HMH Books for Young Readers, January) contains a story by previous awardee Meredith Russo (If I Was Your Girl, 2017 Honor).

Previous awardees Anna-Marie McLemore and Mackenzi Lee both have stories in All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages (ed. Saundra Mitchell, Harlequin Teen, February) and The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls (ed. Jessica Spotswood, Candlewick, March).

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft (edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe, Harlequin Teen, August) has stories by previous awardees Anna-Marie McLemore and Brandy Colbert (Little and Lion, 2018 Winner).

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