2019 Walter Awards

We Need Diverse Books have announced the winners of the 2019 Walter Awards that honor and celebrate diverse books written by diverse authors. The awards are named in honor of Walter Dean Myers. There are two age categories:

WALTER AWARD WINNER – TEEN

The Poet X

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

WALTER HONOR BOOKS – TEEN

Monday's Not Coming The Astonishing Color of After

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

 

WALTER AWARD WINNER – YOUNGER READERS

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

WALTER HONOR BOOKS – YOUNGER READERS

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems The Night Diary

They Call Me Guero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani