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2020 Finalists for Older Children

A Wish in the Dark.   Christina Soontornvat.   Candlewick Press.

Blackbird Girls.   Anne Blankman.   Viking.   

Brave. Black. First.   Cheryl Willis Hudson, illustrations by Erin K. Robinson.   Crown Books for Young Readers. 

Brother’s Keeper.   Julie Lee.   Holiday House. 

Finish the Fight.   Veronica Chambers and the staff of the New York Times.   Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Fighting Words.   Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.   Dial Books for Young Readers.

King and the Dragonflies.   Kacen Callender.  Scholastic.

Land of the Cranes.   Aida Salazar.   Scholastic.

Rick.   Alex Gino.   Scholastic.

Show Me a Sign.   Ann Clare LeZotte.  Scholastic.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.    Jason Reynolds,  Ibram X. Kendi.   Little, Brown & Company.

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth.   Edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson.   Crown Books for Young Readers. 

This Book is Antiracist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work.   Tiffany Jewell, illustrated by Aurelia Durand.   Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

When Stars Are Scattered.   Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed.  Dial Books for Young Readers.

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice.   Mahogany L. Browne with Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.   Roaring Brook Press.

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