2021 Youth Book Prize for Social Justice Shortlist

Goddard Riverside and the Children’s Book Council have announced the shortlist for the 2021 Goddard Riverside / CBC Young People’s Book Prize for Social Justice. The award “recognizes nonfiction books for children and teens related to urban life and issues that support values such as community, equality, opportunity, mutual understanding, respect, caring, and justice.” The winning book will be announced on October 18th. Here are the titles on the shortlist:

Cover for Art of Protest

Art of Protest: Creating, Discovering, and Activating Art for Your Revolution by De Nichols

Cover for Concrete Kids (Pocket Change Collective)

Concrete Kids by Amyra Leon, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

Cover for Pura’s Cuentos

Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpre Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories by Annette bay Pimentel, illustrated by Magaly Morales

Cover for Something Happened in Our Park

Something Happened in Our Park: Standing Together after Gun Violence by Ann Hazzard, Marietta Collins, and Marianne Celano, illustrated by Keith Henry Brown

Cover for Tani's New Home

Tani’s New Home: A Refugee Finds Hope and Kindness in America by Tanitoluwa (Tani) Adewumi, illustrated by Courtney Dawson

Cover for Without Separation

Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Roberto Alverez by Larry Dane Brimner, illustrated by Maya Gonzalez

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