Little Rebels Book Award Short List 2022

By Letterbox Library

Little Rebels Book Award Short List 2022

By Letterbox Library

The Little Rebels Children's Book Award is a prize for radical children's fiction. The award was established in 2012 by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers in conjunction with Letterbox Library. Congratulations to Sarah Hagger-Holt for her book Proud of Me, winner of this year's prize.

Hey You!: An empowering celebration of growing up Black

Dapo Adeola, Alyissa Johnson, et al.

£8.99 £8.54

"Hey you. Welcome to the world". Feel affirmed, feel bold, feel wonderful as this author and multiple illustrators accompany you on your journey through the world...from babe in arms to questioning teenager to empowered grownup. Feel yourself held and gently guided as you navigate choices, resist, persist and thrive. A tribute to growing up Black. Age 4-8, Paperback 42pp

No Country

Joe Brady and Patrice Aggs

£9.99 £9.49

Bea and her family are struggling to survive. Civil war rages between an authoritarian state and rebels, a.k.a. 'Free Kingdom'. The Daily Truth spouts fake news; street posters scream, 'Never Question Authority'; supermarket shelves are bare; power cuts are frequent; the military patrol the streets; society is breaking down. In this country, you try to pick your time to run; you become a refugee overnight. Will Bea's family get to safety in time? (Graphic novel). Age 9-13, Paperback 202pp

No Man's Land

Joanna Nadin

£7.99 £7.59

Albion (formerly England) is a far right country on the brink of war with Europe. There are curfews; supporters brandish their AAA tattoos (Albion-American-Alliance); traitors are imprisoned; girls are chaperoned; people from minority groups leave or are 'disappeared'. For their own safety, Dad sends 10-year-old Alan and his little brother to No-Man's Land, a neutral territory run by women. Can they build a sanctuary? Age 9-12, Paperback 263pp

Sunflower Sisters

Monika Singh Gangotra and Michaela Dias-Hayes

£7.99 £7.59

Amrita's sister, Jas, is getting married and the whole family are in full-prep mode. There are outdoor fairy lights to string up and special lehengas to be picked out. But why does Aunty keep murmuring about Amrita's and Jas' dark complexions... recommending they drink saffron and stay out of the sun? Amrita wants to stand tall and beam bright like a sunflower. Best friend, Kiki, wants to dazzle in vibrant colours as well! Will their radiance overcome their elders' prejudices? Age 4-8, Paperback 27pp

Show Us Who You Are

Elle McNicoll

£7.99 £7.59

On the surface, the Pomegranate Institute promises comfort to the recently bereaved, extending people's 'lives' through uncannily true-to-life holograms. But are they simply bringing back to 'life' or are they trading in digital cures and a morally dubious vision of human perfection? When they zoom in on Cora, who is neurodivergent, for their research programme, things take a sinister turn. Can Cora and best friend, Adrien, expose Pomegranate's ambitions in time? Can they quite literally save humanity? Age 9-12, Paperback 310pp

What Happened to You?

James Catchpole and Karen George

£7.99 £7.59

Joe is very busy with his game of pirates and sharks. But, he is rudely interrupted by a child shouting, "You've only got one leg!" She is soon joined by other children who all pester him with questions about his 'missing' limb. Some questions are quite silly: "Did it fall off in the toilet?" Joe doesn't feel he should have to answer any of them! Will he be allowed to just go back to his sharks? Age 4-7, Paperback 30pp

Proud of Me

Sarah Hagger-Holt

£6.99 £6.64

WINNER - Becky and Josh are almost-twin, just-turned teen, siblings. They have the same anonymous donor and are parented by Mum and Ima. Just lately, Josh has started to wonder about the identity of his donor. Becky, meantime, is starting to question who she is and where she fits in; will the new LGBTQ+ group at school help her figure it out? A coming-of-age adventure in family, friendship and finding yourself- road trip included! Age 9-12, Paperback 289pp

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