Using a graphic novel format, Azzi In Between tells the powerful story of a family forced to flee their homeland and settle in a strange and unfamiliar country. The book is based on the author’s own experience of working among refugee families and is endorsed by Amnesty International. I’ll be reviewing it here on Playing by the book during Refugee Week next month, along with an interview with Sarah, which I can’t wait to share with you.
The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award is a new award given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and administered by specialist children’s booksellers, Letterbox Library. The award recognises children’s fiction for readers aged 0-12 which promote social justice. This year’s shorlist was made up of:
The award is the brainchild of Nik Gorecki, Housmans Bookshop; speaking about the award, Nik said, “The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is working hard to promote radical publishing and children’s books are an important element of that. There’s still lots of plans in the pipeline for the future and next year we hope to introduce a category for teen readers”.
If YOU have any suggestions about books published so far this year, which you think deserve consideration for next year’s award, please do leave their details in the comments 🙂 (Full details of eligibility can be found here).
Here’s hoping that the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award goes from strength to strength!