Little Rebels Children’s Book Award

Key facts

Sponsors / partners

Letterbox Library & Housmans Bookshop

Prize money: £500

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 30/01/2019
Winner(s) announced: 10/07/2019

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

OR

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

OR

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

2019 Shortlist:

THE GHOSTS & JAMAL BY BRIDGET BLANKLEY (HOPEROAD PUBLISHING)

ACROSS THE DIVIDE BY ANNE BOOTH (CATNIP PUBLISHING)

RUNNING ON EMPTY BY S.E. DURRANT (NOSY CROW)

THE KING WHO BANNED THE DARK BY EMILY HAWORTH-BOOTH (PAVILION BOOKS)

FREEDOM BY CATHERINE JOHNSON (SCHOLASTIC)

TOMORROW BY NADINE KAADAN (LANTANA PUBLISHING)

THE NEW NEIGHBOURS BY SARAH MCINTYRE (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)

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

In 2019, the announcement of the Little Rebels Award winner will be made at a special Little Rebels ceremony on Wednesday 10th July at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.