2019 GLLI Translated YA Book Prize Shortlist

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative has announced the shortlist for their inaugural Translated YA Book Prize. Works published within the last three years were considered for the prize that honors books in English translation for young adult readers. Here are the shortlisted titles:

Alpha. Abidjan-Gare du Nord: Abidjan-Gare du Nord (Hors collection) Bronze and Sunflower

Alpha by Bessora and Barroux

Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan

Defying the Nazis: The Story of German Officer Wilm Hosenfeld, Young Readers Edition (Young Readers) La bastarda

Defying the Nazis: The Life of German Officer Wilm Hosenfeld by Hermann Vinke

La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono

Max My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 (My Brother's Husband Omnibus, #1)

Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali

My Brother’s Husband: Vol 1&2 by Gengoroh Tagame

Piglettes Rasha

Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais

Rasha by Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

The Secret of the Blue GlassWonderful Feels Like This

The Secret of the Blue Glass by Tomiko Inui

Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lovestam

2019 Charlotte Zolotow Award

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) has announced the winner and honor books for the 2019 Charlotte Zolotow Award, given for outstanding writing in a picture book. Here is the winner and the list of highly commended books:


Little Brown

Little Brown by Marla Frazee



34362953 Carmela Full of Wishes

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson

The Day You Begin Dreamers

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

The Patchwork Bike 35887584

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke, illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies

Thank You, Omu! 36341954

Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Winter Is Here

Winter Is Here by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek