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In its new “It Gets Better” video, Hachette Book Group (HBG) sends a powerful message to at-risk LGBT kids. According to recent statistics, LGBT youths are up to five times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual peers. HBG explained:
We work in a company whose business is stories, and we chose “Write Your Own Future” as the theme for our video. We believe it makes a statement that is particular to HBG, and strengthens the overall message that it does, in fact, get better. To all of our supporters, our volunteers, and to the brave LGBT staff members who took that theme to heart and shared their stories, we thank you, and we applaud you.
You can watch the video here.
YALSA Announces 2013 Morris Award Finalists: YALSA has announced its five nominees for the 2013 William C. Morris Award. Among them is a lesbian-themed title by E.M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post. [ALA]
The New York Times Releases its “Best of 2012” Book List: The New York Times has published its much-anticipated “10 Best of 2012” book list. This year’s list includes the nonfiction title Far from the Tree by celebrated gay author Andrew Solomon. This well curated list will keep your eyes busy through the winter of 2013. [NYTimes]