Little Rebels Children’s Book Award

Key facts

Sponsors / partners

Letterbox Library & Housmans Bookshop

Prize money: £500

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 30/01/2020
Winner(s) announced: 01/07/2020

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 winner of the 2019 Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Radical Fiction was Catherine Johnson, Freedom (Scholastic, 2018).

This year’s winner will be announced early July 2020.