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We Need Diverse Books Announces 2016 “Walter” Winners

The 2016 winner is:

  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)

This year’s honorees are:

  • Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margarita Engle (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon (Candlewick Press)

Given in honor of the late diversity advocate and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, “The Walter” recognizes children’s literature written by diverse authors, featuring diverse characters and content. 

We are thrilled that the judges read so many high quality submissions meeting our criteria…Thank you to the publishers who embraced the mission of the Walter Award and submitted books for consideration. (We Need Diverse Books)

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