Book Buzz #31: July 2011

In response to the tragic suicides of bullied kids in 2010, authors Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall asked authors of books for children and teens to share their experiences with hateful harassment. The result is Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperCollins), due out in hardcover this fall. The book has a Facebook… read more

New in June: Cherrie Moraga, Bob Smith, and Dennis Cooper

Celebrate Pride with a sexy summer read including new fiction from Bob Smith, Todd Gregory, Dennis Cooper, and Joan Opyr. Quarantine, one of our “highly-anticipated” books of the year by Rahul Mehta –included in the Lambda Literary Awards gift bags — debuts this month. Richard Dellamora’s biography of Radclyffe Hall promises an unputdownable read of one… read more

Giovanni’s Room Fears for Future; New Book Claims Gandhi was Gay

Giovanni’s Room, now the oldest-operating LGBT bookstore in the country, fears for its future in Philadelphia after the recent closing of A Different Light in San Francisco. Many LGBT bookstores have shuttered in the past few years, including Oscar Wilde Books in New York and Lambda Rising in Washington D.C…. read more

‘Almost Perfect’ by Brian Katcher

Brian Katcher’s second novel Almost Perfect is the winner of the 2011 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, presented by the American Library Association. The ALA’s press release rightly calls this book “exceptional.” I would add that it could teach its elders — those adult books — a lot about a well-turned story that,… read more

'Almost Perfect' Wins Stonewall Award

Children’s Young Adult Lit Prize On Monday night, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, Printz awards and the Stonewall Literature Award—at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, CA. Brian Katcher’s acclaimed novel about a young teen who falls… read more

YA Anthology to Benefit Trevor Project

Nancy Garden, Kathe Koja, & Robin Reardon team up for ‘Awake’ As LGBT teen suicide and bullying dominate the national conversation, the indie house Cheyenne Publishing has organized a young adult anthology to be released in June of 2011, with all net proceeds going to The Trevor Project—the nation’s leading organization dedicated to ending suicide… read more