We Need Diverse Books Names 2019 Walter Award Winners: The 2019 Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children’s Literature, which is administered by We Need Diverse Books, named its winners:
2019 Walter Award, Teen Category: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperCollins).
Teen Honors: Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson (Katherine Tegen/Harper), and
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (Little Brown).
2019 Walter Award, Younger Readers; Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little Brown).
Younger Honors: They Call Me Guero: A Border Kids’ Poems by David Bowles (Cinco Puntos), and
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (Kokila/Penguin).
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