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From 160 books to 4 we have our winners for The Diverse Book Awards! And our first picture book winner.

A massive congratulations! Do read these amazing books!


Our 2023 Winners

Best Picture Book

Dadaji's Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane

(Andersen Press)

2nd place: Nour's Secret Library by Wafa Tarnowska, illustrated by Vali Mintzi (Barefoot Books)

3rd place: Our Tower by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Richard Johnson

(Frances Lincoln Children's Books)


Best Children's Book

The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger by J.T. Williams, illustrated by Simone Douglas


2nd place: The Twig Man by Sana Rasoul

(Hashtag Press)

3rd place: A Flash of Fireflies by Aisha Bushby


Best Young Adult Book

When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando

(Simon & Schuster) 

2nd place: Love In Winter Wonderland by Abiola Bello (Simon & Schuster)

3rd place: If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So

(Little Tiger)

Best Adult Book 

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy by Marie-Claire Amuah


2nd placeYinka, Where Is Your Huzband by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn


3rd place: The Attic Child by Lola Jaye

(Pan Macmillan)

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