Winner announced for the 2021 Little Rebels Children's Book Award :: NEWS
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Winner announced for the 2021 Little Rebels Children's Book Award

09 September 2021 Share


Boy, Everywhere by A.M. Dassu (published by Old Barn Books) has been announced as the 2021 Little Rebels Award winner.

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. 

Boy Everywhere describes the fraught journey 13-year-old Sami and his family take from Syria to the UK, exposing the unyielding, sometimes cruel and often dehumanising obstacles refugees face in their flight to sanctuary.

The winner was announced in a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday 8th September. Speaking about the winning title, Little Rebels Award Judge, Darren Chetty, said, “Boy, Everywhere is everything that I look for in a Little Rebels book – it’s politically interesting, it’s timely, but first and foremost it’s beautifully written. Often with political books we forget that aspect…that the writing itself needs to sing and it really does in this book.”

For more information, visit: www.littlerebels.org