Shortlist announced for 2021 Little Rebels Award :: NEWS

Shortlist announced for 2021 Little Rebels Award

25 May 2021 Share

Now in its ninth year, the Little Rebels Award celebrates children’s fiction which challenges stereotypes, promotes social justice and advocates for a more peaceful and fairer world. 

Nine titles made it onto this year's shortlist, which explore topics including environmental activism, neurodiversity, the legacy of the Scottish witch trials, the pressure of social conformity, the ethics of AI, tech politics and data privacy, fake news, feminism, labelling and expectation, fleeing warfare and seeking asylum, homelessness, body positivity and more.

The shortlist is as follows:

  • Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes by Sophie Deen, illustrated by Anjan Sarkar (Walker Books)
  • Boy, Everywhere by AM Dassu (Old Barn Books)
  • Brand New Boy by David Almond, illustrated by Marta Altes (Walker Books)
  • Fearless Fairy Tales by Konnie Huq & James Kay, illustrated by Rikin Parekh (Bonnier)
  • The Goody by Lauren Child (Orchard Books)
  • Hope Jones Saves the World by Josh Lacey, illustrated by Beatriz Castro (Andersen Press)
  • It Isn’t Rude to be Nude by Rosie Haine (Tate Publishing)
  • A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll (Knights Of)
  • The Soup Movement by Ben Davis (OUP)

The winner will be announced in July.

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