2021 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature

The winner and honor books of the 2021 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature have been announced. The award is given annually to ” the author of an outstanding children’s book addressing human rights issues or themes, such as discrimination, equity, poverty, justice, war, peace, slavery or freedom.” Here are the winning titles:

WINNER

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

HONOR BOOKS

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

Mexique: A Refugee Story from the Spanish Civil War by Maria Jose Ferrada, illustrated by Ana Penyas

Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker and April Harrison

Stand Up! Speak Up! by Andrew Joyner

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