Book co-edited by VCFA faculty Kim Cosier wins national award

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality, co-edited by VCFA faculty member Kim Cosier, has won a Stonewall Award from the American Library Association!

Kim Cosier book coverRethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality was published by the Milwaukee-based organization Rethinking Schools last year. Co-edited by VCFA faculty member Kim Cosier, it was designed as a manual for classroom teachers to help them talk about issues of identity around gender and sexuality.

Cosier incorporates the text as part of the scholarly works cited in the class, Art Education, Diversity and Social Justice, that she teaches in the year one summer residency of VCFA’s Graduate Studies in Art and Design Education program. 

The American Library Association’s LGBT Roundtable sponsors the Stonewall Book Awards which have been presented since 1971. These awards are designed to honor books for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. Cosier’s book was one of four chosen for the Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award, out of an estimated 400 entries. The award will be presented to Cosier and the five other co-authors at the American Library Association’s annual conference this June in Chicago.

For more information about the Stonewall Book Awards, click here.