2017 South Asia Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 South Asia Book Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature have been announced. The awards are given to books that portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad. The awards include two honor books and four highly commended books:


25942978 What Elephants Know

Maya by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay

What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein



Book Uncle and Me A Long Pitch Home

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Julianna Swaney

A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi



28818768 One Half from the East

The Boy and the Bindi by Vivek Shraya, illustrated by Rajni Perera

One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi

Rani Patel in Full Effect When Bholu Came Back (English)

Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel

When Bholu Came Back by Kavitha Punniyamurthi, illustrated by Niloufer Wadia