2021 Walter Dean Myers Awards

We Need Diverse Books has announced the winner and honor books for the 2021 Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children’s Literature. The awards are given in two categories: Teen (ages 13-18) and Younger Readers (ages 9-13). Each category has one winner and two honor books:

TEEN WINNER

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

TEEN HONOR BOOKS

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

YOUNGER READERS WINNER

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

YOUNGER READERS HONOR BOOKS

Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

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