We Need Diverse Books Award Winners

We Need Diverse Books has announced the winners of the 2020 Walter Dean Myers Award. These are the fifth annual awards given to diverse authors whose work “”diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way.” Here are the winners and the honor books:

TEEN WINNER

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

 

TEEN HONOR BOOKS

Pet

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

YOUNGER READERS WINNER

The Bridge Home

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

 

YOUNGER READERS HONOR BOOKS

A Good Kind of Trouble

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

Other Words for Home

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

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