VA READS Book Awards


The book award has a mission is to provide educators and parents with an annual list of quality, diverse children's literature to be used in classrooms, homes, and libraries to provide students with the opportunity to experience windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors in children's literature.

The Picture Book Category is for all readers. Two awards are given to authors from this list, one for the students' fan-favorite (the Illuminate Award) and one for the best representation of diversity (the Enlighten Award).

Book Lists | Submission Process | Awards Descriptions