2020/2021 Azia Books Diversity Award

The winners and listed titles for the Azia Books – Diversity Award have been announced. The awards celebrate a children’s book that “reflects multicultural/multiracial protagonists and families.” The books range in publication dates from 1997 to 2020 for this year’s lists and awards. I’ll list the winners first and then the full lists of titles for both age groups.

PICTURE BOOK AWARD WINNER

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown

YOUNG READER AWARD WINNER

The First Rule of Punk by Celica C. Pérez

LIST OF PICTURE BOOKS

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Dream Changed Music by Margarita Engle and Rafael Lopez

Mixed Me by Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans

The Mommy Book by Todd Parr

One Family by George Shannon and Blanca Gomez

What’s in There? All about Before You Were Born by Robbie Harris and Nadine Bernard Westcott

Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Mendez and Jaime Kim

LIST OF BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It by Sundee T. Frazier

The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barbara Higuera

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee T. Frazier

Thief of Hearts by Laurence Yep

The Window by Michael Dorris

The World of Daughter McGuire by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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