2023 Youth Media Awards Debrief

Congratulations to the 2023 Stonewall Book Award winners and honors! We didn’t quite keep up with posting this year (again) but we wanted to take a moment to spotlight this year’s real slate of winners. Since there can never be too many LGBTQIA+ books celebrated, here’s a link to the 2023 Rainbow Book List too. Stonewall and Rainbow List are decided by completely different committees but help give a picture of all the noteworthy books this year.

Children’s Winner: Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild, illustrated by Charlene Chua

Young Adult Winner: When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb

Children’s Honors: In the Key of Us by Mariama J. Lockington; Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, illus. Daniel Sousa; The Real Riley Mayes by Rachel Elliot; and, Strong by Rob Kearney & Eric Rosswood, illus. Nidhi Chanani

Young Adult Honors: I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston; Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas; Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy; and, The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson

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