About

We’re a mock award blog speculating the potential results of the Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award.


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Alec Chunn (he/him/his) is a librarian and book reviewer in the Pacific Northwest. He holds joint masters degrees in library science and children’s literature and served on the 2018 Rainbow Book List Committee. When he’s not reading books at storytime or to his partner, he reads them to his cats. When he’s not reading, he likes to try new hobbies and quickly abandon them. His opinions, thoughts, and arguments shared on this blog do not reflect the attitudes of any institutions with which he is affiliated nor the ALA GLBT Roundtable and its award/book list/reviews committees. You can find him on Twitter @thestoriesguy or email him at medalonmymind at gmail dot com.

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Anastasia “Stacy” Collins (she/her/hers) is a research & instruction librarian at the Simmons University Beatley Library. An avid Trekkie and Gorey devotee, she holds a masters in children’s literature and an MSLIS, reviews for Kirkus Reviews and Horn Book Magazine, and has a long, sordid history of forming opinions about narratives, queerness, and sundry. Her opinions, thoughts, and arguments shared on this blog do not reflect the attitudes of any institutions with which she is affiliated nor of the ALA GLBT Roundtable and its award/book list/reviews committees. Find her on Twitter @darkliterata or email her at medalonmymind at gmail dot com.

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Dani Crickman (she/her/hers) is a children’s and young adult services librarian at the Boston Athenæum. She also works as a bookseller at The Children’s Book Shop in Brookline, MA and teaches children’s literature at Showa Boston. She holds masters degrees in library science and children’s literature. Her academic, fannish, and lived experience perspectives on queerness don’t always play nicely together, and she likes it that way. Her opinions, thoughts, and arguments shared on this blog do not reflect the attitudes of any institutions with which she is affiliated nor of the ALA GLBT Roundtable and its award/book list/reviews committees. She is @danicrickman on Twitter and you can email her at medalonmymind at gmail dot com.

Kit Kavanagh-Ryan (she/her/hers) is a librarian, writer, and academic interested in cripping your kidlit. She holds a Masters of Information Management and is mid-PhD at Deakin University, specialising in children’s fiction, disability and secondary worlds. You can find some of her writing in Southerly, Cordite and Kill Your Darlings. When not working as an alcohol and other drug librarian at a not-for-profit or tripping over steps at the end of ramps, she lectures in young adult and children’s literature at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Her opinions, thoughts, and arguments shared on this blog do not reflect the attitudes of any institutions with which she is affiliated nor of the ALA GLBT Roundtable and its award/book list/reviews committees. She is @limpinglibrary on Twitter and you can email her at medalonmymind at gmail dot com.