Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature

The Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature, also known as “The Walter,” celebrates the legacy of author Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014). Awarded annually to recognize diverse authors (or co-authors) whose works feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way. We Need Diverse Books defines “diverse” to be one or more of the following: a person of color, Native American, LGBTQIA, a person with a disability, and/or a member of a marginalized religious or cultural minority in the United States.

Filter Results by...

A Good Kind of Trouble
Book - 2019 Honor, Young Readers, 2020
Nominees: Lisa Moore Ramée.
jFIC RAM
Available in some locations
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up With Me
eBook - 2019 Winner, Teen, 2020
Nominees: Rosemary Valero-O'Connell and Mariko Tamaki
EBOOK AXIS 360
Other Words for Home
Book - 2019 Honor, Young Readers, 2020
Nominees: Jasmine Warga
jFIC WAR
Available in some locations
Pet
Book - 2019 Honor, Teen, 2020
Nominees: Akwaeke Emezi
TEEN FIC EME
Available in some locations
The Bridge Home
Book - 2019 Winner, Young Readers, 2020
Nominees: Padma Venkatraman
jFIC VEN
Available in some locations
With the Fire on High
Book - 2019 Honor, Teen, 2020
Nominees: Elizabeth Acevedo
TEEN FIC ACE
Available in some locations
Ghost Boys
Book - 2018 Winner, Young Readers, 2019
Nominees: Jewell Parker Rhodes
J FIC RHO
Available in some locations
Monday's Not Coming
Book - 2018 Honor, Teen, 2019
Nominees: Tiffany D. Jackson
TEEN FIC JAC
Available in some locations
The Astonishing Color of After
Book - 2018 Honor, Teen, 2019
Nominees: Emily X. R. Pan
TEEN FIC PAN
Available in some locations
The Night Diary
Book - 2018 Honor, Young Readers, 2019
Nominees: Veera Hiranandani
jFIC HIR
Available in some locations
1-10 of 24 items
[]
[]
To Top