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Children Africana Book Awards 2023 Winners Revealed
Mar 09 – Mar 22, 2023
kwame alexander

Children Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children's and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. The awards were created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children's materials about Africa.

Best Books for Older Readers
"Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun." Tọlá Okogwu Margaret K. McElderry, 2022

"The Door of No Return." Kwame Alexander, Little Brown and Company, 2022

Honor Books for Older Readers
"How You Grow Wings." Rimma Onoseta. Algonquin Young Readers, 2022

"Children of the Quicksands." Efua Traoré. Chicken House, 2022

"The Kaya Girl." Mamle Wolo. Little, Brown and Company, 2022

Best Books for Young Children
"Bottle Tops, The Art of El Anatsu." Alison Goldberg & Elizabeth Zunon (illus.) Lee & Low Books, 2022

"Lion Lights, My Invention that Made Peace with Lions." Richard Turere and Sonia Possentini (illus.) Tilbury House, 2022

Honorable Mention
"Akie & Ebuka Got into Trouble." Uzoma Ezekwudo & Zulfikaar Rachman (illus.) Indie Blossom, 2022.

"On My Papa's Shoulders." Niki Daly. Catalyst Press, 2022.

"All Rise, Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa 1910-1948." Richard Conyngham et al. Catalyst Press, 2022

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