Little Rebels Children’s Book Award

Key facts

Sponsors / partners

Letterbox Library & Housmans Bookshop

Prize money: £500

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 30/01/2019
Shortlist announced: 01/04/2019
Winner(s) announced: 01/07/2019

The Little Rebels Award recognises children’s fiction (for readers aged 0-12) which promotes social justice or social equality, challenges stereotypes or is informed by anti-discriminatory concerns.

The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers.

This year the award is administered by Letterbox Library and Housmans Bookshop.

For the purposes of this award, a ‘radical fiction book’ is defined as a story which-

*is informed by any of the following: anti-discriminatory, environmental, socialist, anarchist, feminist concerns


*promotes social equality or challenges stereotypes and/or the status quo or builds children’s awareness of issues in society


*promotes social justice and a more peaceful and fairer world.

The winnerof the 2018 Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Radical Fiction is Zanib Mian for her book, The Muslims (Sweet Apple Books 2017).