Book Award Submissions for 2014

Call for 2014 Submissions.


The Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance welcomes submissions for the 2014 Once Upon A World Children's Book Award. We invite book publishers and members of the public to nominate children's books that meet the following selection criteria:

Young Readers' books for ages 6 to 8 that promote the themes of tolerance, diversity, and social justice.

Older Readers' books for ages 9 to 12 that promote the themes of tolerance, diversity, respect and social justice.

Selection Criteria

   1. Depicts heroic deeds that lead to tolerance and social justice. 
   2. Promotes acceptance of social and personal responsibility.
   3. Depicts good communications between people. 
   4. Shows a sense of urgency and empowerment of the individual. 
   5. Conveys the importance of history.

  • May be a picture book, fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.
  • Must have been published in 2013 in the English language (translations and multilingual titles acceptable)
  • $1,000 award in each catagory presented to the authors.

How to Submit

  • Publishers

Please send four copies to:
Once Upon a World Children's Book Award
Museum of Tolerance
1399 S. Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035-4709
Attn: Library

  • Members of the Public

We invite you to tell us about the books that have made an impression on you, that have encouraged you to think differently about your fellow man. Please submit your suggestions with the following information title, author, publisher and ISBN (if available).  

  • Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014

  • The winners will be announced in Summer 2014

We look forward to receiving your entries!


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