En la Clase: Top Multicultural Awards for Children’s and YA Lit

Vamos a Leer | Top Multicultural Awards for Children's and YA LiteratureIn the same spirit that we offered you our list of 10 Go-To Places for Quality Multicultural Resources, we’d also like to share with our list of top multicultural awards for children’s and YA literature. While Vamos a Leer is specifically focused on Latino literature, that’s just one piece of what should be represented in our classrooms.  Below you’ll find links to book award sites that recognizes quality literature that goes beyond Latin America and the Latin@ experience. Again, know that this list only touches on some of the great awards that are out there. For a more comprehensive list of awards, including many which promote social justice and civil rights across cultures, see the CCBC website.



Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA)


Coretta Scott King Award

American Indian

American Indian Youth Literature Award


Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

South Asia Book Award

Latin@ / Latin America

Américas Award for Children’s and YA Literature

Pura Belpré

Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award

Middle East

Middle East Book Award

Arab American Book Award


Notable Books for a Global Society

We hope you find this useful.



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