Three books have been cited as Honor Books:
Seeing Red, written by Kathryn Erskine and published by Scholastic Press
Remember Dippy, written by Shirley Reva Vernick and published by Cinco Puntos Press
Otis and the Puppy, written by Loren Long and published by Philomel Books.
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Established in 2008, the Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award honors books in which the main character recognizes injustice and acts in a way to right the wrong. This award honors new children’s literature that best exemplifies the ideals of social action and in turn encourages young readers to become agents of change themselves.