2021 Rainbow Book List

After a slight delay due to a longer-than-usual list, the 2021 Rainbow Book List is finally here! Congratulations to the books that made the listand their creators, of course.

According to the list’s introduction, this year’s committee evaluated close to 600 eligible titles and selected a total of 129 titles. If that doesn’t seem like a lot to you, consider that when I served on the 2018 Rainbow Book List Committee we evaluated over 260 titles and selected 48.

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2021 Youth Media Awards Debrief

Congratulations to the 2021 Stonewall Book Award winner and honors! And congratulations, too, to Medal on My Mind co-founders Kazia and Dani for serving on the Real Committee this year. We’re so proud of them! We’re also excited for Dani to continue to serve next year as the 2022 Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award committee chair.

Winner: We Are Little Feminists: Families written by Archaa Shrivastav & designed by Lindsey Blakely

Honors: Beetle & The Hollowbones by Aliza Layne, Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram, Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender and You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

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