The 2019 Lammy Award finalists were announced earlier this month, and there are eight contenders in the LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult category. Among them are some of our favorite recent titles, including last year’s National Book Award Winner The Poet X and both(!) of Kheryn Callender’s novels. We were especially pleased at the diversity of both authors and character voices in this year’s finalists!
Here are the titles being considered for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards for children and teens:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Navigating the world has become exponentially more difficult now that Xiomara has a woman’s body, but while her physical self has gained attention the rest of her goes unnoticed. Xiomara has plenty to say, though, and an invite to the school’s poetry slam allows her to kick open a door she never knew existed. Told in verse, this is a raw and intimate portrait of a young woman finding the courage to use her voice and make herself heard. Continue reading “2019 Lambda Literary Awards: LGBTQ Titles for Children and Young Adults”