2023 Goddard-CBC Youth Social Justice Book Prize
THE 2023 YOUTH BOOK PRIZE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE SHORTLIST AND WINNER ANNOUNCED
BY GODDARD RIVERSIDE AND THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL
The CBC is proud to share in the announcement of the winner and finalists for the 4th annual Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice.
The winner is:
Food for Hope: How John van Hengel Invented Food Banks for the Hungry, by Jeff Gottesfeld; illustrated by Michelle Laurentia Agatha (Creston Books, ISBN 9781954354241, ages 7-11)
Carl Lennertz, CBC’s Executive Director, said: “Food for Hope is an inspiring book, with lots of back matter about the history of food banks. This book epitomizes the goal of this prize, which is to highlight the work of individuals and groups that have helped those in need, created real change, and improved social justice in our country, goals which also represent Goddard Riverside’s essential community work.”
The finalists were:
- Food for Hope: How John van Hengel Invented Food Banks for the Hungry, by Jeff Gottesfeld, illus. Michelle Laurentia Agatha (Creston Books, ISBN 9781954354241)
- Holding Her Own: The Exceptional Life of Jackie Ormes, by Traci N. Todd, illus. Shannon Wright (Orchard Books / Scholastic, ISBN 9781338305906)
- Jane Jacobs: Champion of Cities, Champion of People, by Rebecca Pitts (Seven Stories Press, ISBN 9781644212998)
- The Mother of a Movement, by Rob Sanders, illus. Sam Kalda (American Psychological Association, ISBN 9781433840203)
The prize is a companion to the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice for adult readers, which is now in its seventh year, its winner will be announced soon.