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2020 Finalists for Younger Children

Black Is a Rainbow Color.  Angela Joy, illustrated by Ekua Holmes.  Roaring Brook Press.

Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon.   Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Laura Freeman.   Lee & Low Books.

Freedom Soup.   Tami Charles, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara.   Candlewick Press.

Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea.   Meena Harris, illustrated by Ana Ramirez Gonzalez.   Balzer & Bray. 

Lizzie Demands a Seat.   Beth Anderson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis.  Calkins Creek.

Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children.   Jonah Winter, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter.  Schwartz & Wade.   

Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed The Ocean’s Biggest Secret. Jess Keating, illustrated by Katie Hickey.   Tundra.

Shirley Chisolm Is a Verb.  Veronica Chambers, illustrated by Rachelle Baker.   Dial Books for Young Readers. 

The Day Saida Arrived.   Susana Gomez Redondo, illustrated by Sonja Wimmer, translated by Lawrence Schimel.   Blue Dot Kids Press. 

The Only Woman in the Photo: Francis Perkins & Her New Deal for America.   Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Alexandra Bye.  Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 

The Teacher’s March: How Selma’s Teachers Changed History.   Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace, illustrated by Charly Palmer.   Calkins Creek.

We Are Water Protectors.   Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade.  Roaring Brook Press.

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