Previous Winners

 


 
 

ONCE UPON A WORLD Children's Book Award

2012
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Lewis
by Matt de la Peña 
&
The Blood Lie
by Shirley Reva Vernick

2013
Unspoken
by Henry Cole

2012
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Lewis
by Matt de la Peña 
&
The Blood Lie
by Shirley Reva Vernick

2011
Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation
by Pat Sherman 
&
Yummy: The Last Days of Southside Shorty
by Greg Neri

2010
Bad News for Outlaws
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson 
&
Marcelo in the Real World
by Francisco X. Stork

2009
Libertad
by Alma Fullerton 
&
Planting the Trees of Kenya
by Claire A. Nivola

2008
Surfer of the Century
by Ellie Crowe
&
Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer
by Gretchen Woelfle

2007
Freedom Walkers
by Russell Freedman   

2006
The Doll With The Yellow Star
by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

2005
Ellington Was Not a Street
by Ntozake Shange
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

2004
Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen
by Michelle R. McCann
Luba Tryszynska-Frederick

2003
Thank You, Sarah
by Laurie Halse Anderson

2002
Freedom Summer
by Deborah Wiles - New York: Atheneum Books, 2001.

2001
The Year of Miss Agnes
by Kirkpatrick Hill - New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2000.

2000
Through My Eyes
by Ruby Bridges; articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell. 1st ed. - New York: Scholastic Press, 1999.

1999
So Far From The Sea
by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet - New York: Clarion Books, 1998.

1998
Gathering The Sun: an alphabet in Spanish and English
by Alma Flor Ada; English translation by Rosa Zubizarreta; illustrated by Simon Silva - New York: Lothrop Lee & Shepard Books, 1997.

1997
The Wagon
by Tony Johnston; paintings by James E. Ransome - 1st ed. - New York: Tambourine Books,1996.

1997
The Day Gogo Went to Vote: South Africa, April 1994
by Elinor Batezat Sisulu; illustrated by Sharon Wilson
- 1st ed. - Boston: Little, Brown, 1996.

1996
A School For Pompey Walker
by Michael J. Rosen; illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson - 1st ed. - San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995.

 

Books Can Make A Difference...

From The Diary of Anne Frank, To Kill A Mocking Bird, Roots and Schindler's List, to the writings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, the world of literature has produced many outstanding examples of fiction and non-fiction that speak to us in the most profound and effecting of ways about the themes of social injustice and man's inhumanity to man.

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