A great week for PINK

PINK is having a truly awesome week at the American Library Association in the US! It's been declared

A Stonewall Honor Book This is an ALA Award for books of "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience".

as well as being on the

Amelia Bloomer List Another ALA honour, this time for "the best books with significant feminist content that will appeal to young readers from birth to 18 years old".

and the

2012 Rainbow Room List This one is from theĀ a joint task force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Round Table of the American Library Association.

and finally the

Reluctant Young Adult Readers List Hurrah!

I'm so pleased - not just because it's my book, but pleased that funny, pink books that are light but not insubstantial and still have Stuff To Say are getting recognised. I'm actually about to sit down and write a chapter for my PhD about the subversively political nature of chick lit, so this couldn't have come at a better time!