2019 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award-Winners

with No Comments

    Since 1953, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award has been recognizing children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equality. We love all of the books … Read More

Multicultural 2019 ALA Youth Media Award-Winning Books

with No Comments

    Every January, the American Library Association recognizes the most original and creative books and other media for children and teenagers. The ALA Youth Media Awards include the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards. It is encouraging … Read More

21 Award-winning Children’s Books for Black History Month

with 2 Comments

    This is a selection of some of my personal favourites for Black History Month, mostly published in the past 5 years, but also including some classics, such as Tar Beach and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. All of these … Read More

Pura Belpré Award Winners 1996 – 2019

with 6 Comments

      Named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, the Pura Belpré Award was established in 1996. It recognizes Latino/Latina writers and illustrators whose work best portrays the Latinx culture in an outstanding work of children … Read More

2016 Américas Award Winning Children’s Books

with 12 Comments

  Earlier this week the 2016 Américas Award winning Children’s Books were announced: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope-Pérez, along with two Honourable Mentions and other Commended Titles. The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult literature recognizes … Read More