2022 Goddard-CBC Youth Social Justice Book Prize: Shortlist Announced
THE 2022 YOUTH BOOK PRIZE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
BY GODDARD RIVERSIDE AND CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL
New York, NY (Sept. 28, 20202— Goddard Riverside and the Children’s Book Council are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 3rd annual Goddard Riverside / CBC Young People’s Book Prize for Social Justice. This new literary award recognizes nonfiction books published in 2022 for children and teens related to life and issues that support values such as community, equality, opportunity, mutual understanding, respect, caring, and justice – in accordance with Goddard Riverside’s mission. The winning book will be announced at Goddard Riverside’s Annual Gala on October 13.
The shortlist is:
Evicted! The Struggle for the Right to Vote, by Alice Faye Duncan; illus. by Charly Palmer (Calkins Creek / Astra Books for Young Readers, ages 8-12)
Our World is a Family, by Miry Whitehill and Jennifer Jackson; illus. by Nomar Perez (Sourcebooks Explore, ages 3-8)
Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie’s Place, the Nation’s First Shelter for Women, by Christine McDonnell, illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Candlewick Press, ages 7-10)
Your Planet Needs You: A Kids’ Guide to Reducing Waste and Recycling, by Philip Bunting (Bloomsbury Children’s Books, ages 5-7)
The prize is a companion to the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice for adult readers, which is now in its sixth year, whose shortlist will be announced soon.
Goddard Riverside strives toward a fair and just society where all people can make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families. Goddard serves more than 20,000 New Yorkers each year with programs including Early Childhood Education, After School, employment support, college access, youth programs, homeless outreach, Senior Centers, and legal assistance.