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Thank you to everyone that entered!  The judges had a difficult time deciding. All the books are so fantastic. Here are the top 5 diverse UK books in Children's, YA and Adult fiction. The winner will be announced on an online awards ceremony 7pm October 22nd 2020 (more details to come) Please do support all of these amazing books. Don't forget to use the hashtag #TheDBAwards



My Hair by Hannah Lee, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan

(Faber & Faber) 

Planet Omar Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian, illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik (Hodder) 

Son of the Circus by E. L. Norry (Scholastic) 

The Star Outside My Window by Onjali Q. Rauf

(Orion Children’s Books) 


Tin Boy by Steve Cole, illustrated by Oriol Vidal (Barrington Stoke) 




Young Adult 


All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman (Hot Key Books) 


Chinglish: An Almost Entirely True Story by Sue Cheung

(Andersen Press) 


The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta (Hodder) 


The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla (Hodder) 


The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Hachette) 







Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh (Simon & Schuster) 


Golden Child by Claire Adam (Faber & Faber) 


Living The Dream by Isabelle Dupuy (Jacaranda) 


Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams (Trapeze) 


This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik (Zaffre/Bonnier) 

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