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East Greenwich High School Library: The Walter Book Award

The Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature

The Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature, also known as “The Walter,” celebrates the legacy of author Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014). Throughout his prolific, lauded career, Myers was a life-long champion of diversity in children’s and young adult books.  Inaugurated in 2016, the annual Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature recognize diverse authors (or co-authors) whose works feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way. Two to four Honor Books are also named annually. We Need Diverse Books defines “diverse” to be one or more of the following: a person of color, Native American, LGBTQIA, a person with a disability, and/or a member of a marginalized religious or cultural minority in the United States.

https://diversebooks.org/our-programs/walter-award/

The Walter Winner and Honor Books - 2020

The Walter Winner and Honor Books - 2019

The Walter Winner and Honor Books - 2018