Walter Dean Myers Awards: We Need Diverse Books named the winners of the 2020 Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children’s Literature – the fifth year of these awards to honor diverse main characters who address diversity in a meaningful way. The winners are:
Teen: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell;
Younger: The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman.
Teen: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi and With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo;
Younger: A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee and Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga.