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Literacy & Social Responsibility Book Award 2014

 

The second annual Social Justice Literature Awards in children’s books will be officially announced at IRA in New Orleans, Louisiana at the annual meeting of the Literacy & Social Responsibility Special Interest Group. The winning books were noted for fostering respect and understanding of others and for inviting reflection and analysis by the reader.

There are three 2014 winners. The committee was co-chaired by Carolyn Cook, Kenny Fasching-Varner, and Aimee Rogers.

Click on the links within each section below for further information.

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The fiction novel is The Garden of My Imann by Farhana Zia and published by Peachtree Publishers. book jacket imagephoto of Farhana Zia

 

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The picture book is Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education written by Elizabeth Suneby, illustrated by Suana Verelst, and published by Kids Can Press.

Book Jacket image of Razia's Ray of Hopepicture of Elizabeth SunebyElizabeth Suneby

picture of Suana VerelstSuana Verelst

 

 

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The nonfiction book is Looks like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids by Deborah Ellis and published by Groundwood Books.

Book Jacket image:  Looks Like Daylight picture of Deborah Ellis

 

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