Little Rebels Award 2022 – Shortlist Announced!

3 May, 2022

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers has announced the shortlist for the Little Rebels Award 2022.

Over the past ten years, the Little Rebels Award has celebrated fiction for children aged 0-12 that challenges stereotypes and promotes social equality.  Titles in this year’s shortlist tackle prejudice in all its forms as well as exploring some of the issues that threaten our modern society.

The shortlist, which includes picture books, novels and a graphic novel, was chosen by a panel of five judges made up of authors, children’s book experts and educators.

Commenting on this year’s shortlist, award organiser Kerry Mason said: “As always this shortlist highlights how keenly attuned UK creators are to contemporary fears and anxieties while also demonstrating how even the most complex of social issues can be expertly distilled into a few pages for the very youngest readers…”

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors and illustrators!

Cover images for the seven titles shortlisted for the Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2022

The 2022 Little Rebels Award shortlist:

Hey You!  An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black by Dapo Adeola, illustrated by Alyissa Johnson, Sharee Miller, Jade Orlando, Diane Ewen, Reggie Brown, Onyinye Iwu, Chanté Timothy, Gladys Jose, Bex Glendining, Joelle Avelino, Dunni Mustapha, Nicole Miles, Charlot Kristensen, Kingsley Nebechi, Camilla Sucre, Derick Brooks, Jobe Anderson, Selom Sunu (Puffin Books)

No Country by Joe Brady, illustrated by Patrice Aggs (David Fickling Books)

No Man’s Land by Joanna Nadin (UCLan Publishing)

Proud of Me by Sarah Hagger-Holt (Usborne Publishing)

Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll (Knights Of)

Sunflower Sisters by Monika Singh Gangotra, illustrated by Michaela Dias-Hayes (Owlet Press)

What Happened to You? by James Catchpole, illustrated by Karen George (Faber & Faber)

The winner of the 2022 Little Rebels Award will be announced at an award ceremony in London on 18th July 2022. Watch out for our winner announcement.

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Little Rebels Award 2022