Join us for the 7th Annual Children’s Literature Conference and Horace Mann Upstanders Award, presented by the Education Department at Antioch University Los Angeles. 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.
Past winners include:
2013 – Unspoken-– Henry Cole – writer and illustrator
2012 – Ghetto Cowboy – Greg Neri – writer
2011 – Almost Zero: a Dyamonde Daniel Book - Nikki Grimes – writer, R. Gregory Christie – illustrator
2010 – Dunderheads - Paul Fleischman – writer, David Roberts – illustrator
2009 – Violet the Pilot – Steve Breen – writer and illustrator
2008 – Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice – Frank Asch – writer, Devin Asch – illustrator