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America’s Libraries Soon To Be Infiltrated With Award-Winning Kid Smut

Or so I imagine the title of a Family Research Council press release that’s about to go out. The American Library Association, which hands out such coveted literary prizes like the Newbery Medal, will add gay-oriented awards to its Youth Media Awards, including the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award. Why such a big deal? Because the curators of America’s libraries look to these lists when they choose which new tomes to put on their shelves, which means And Tango Makes Three won’t be the only gay kids’ book your child can name.