Thursday, March 30, 2023

One More For Your Awards Season: The 2023 Walter Awards - We Need Diverse Books

The Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature recognize diverse authors whose works feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way.

Jacqueline Woodson hosts the 2023 Walter Awards

Check out the livestream recording of the 2023 awards, hosted by Jacqueline Woodson, celebrated author and former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. 

The video starts at 00:11:50, with a Symposium: "Books Save Lives" — Kick off with a conversation with the 2023 Walter Honorees, moderated by Ellen Oh, WNDB founding member, CEO, and award-winning writer! The symposium highlights the recent bans and challenges facing diverse books across the country.

At 01:13:40, the award ceremony and speeches begin.

You can learn more about We Need Diverse Books here.

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