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Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education

Josette Frank Award: This award is given each year to honor a book or books of outstanding literary merit in which children or young people deal in a positive and realistic way with difficulties in their world and grow emotionally and morally.
Flora Stieglitz Straus Award: This award is given for a nonfiction book that serves as an inspiration to young readers.
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      I'll Give You the Sun

      by Jandy Nelson

      Dec 2014

      Mature Young Adults

      2015 Josette Frank Award, Older Readers
      At thirteen, twins Noah and Jude were inseparable. Now, at sixteen, they hardly speak. Noah tells why they, and their family, fell apart; Jude tells how she’s trying to put them back together.

      Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

      by Susan Kuklin

      May 2014

      Mature Young Adults

      2015 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award
      $12.75  $5.00  Member Price
      In this diverse collection of personal histories, six teens speak candidly about how being transgender or gender-neutral has affected their lives. Note to reader. Author's note about process of creating the book. Information about the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. Q&A with Dr. Manel Silva, Clinical Director of the HOTT Program. Information about Proud Theater. Glossary. Resources. Full-color and black-and-white photographs.
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