2020 Kirkus Prize Finalists

The finalists for the Young Readers’ 2020 Kirkus Prize were announced. The finalists include two picture books, two middle grade books and two books for teens, the majority of them written by authors of color. The winner will be announced on November 5th. Here are the finalists:

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade