2023 In the Margins Book Awards Announced

The titles are recognized for being of high interest to youth who are BIPOC, from street culture, in restrictive custody, and/or reluctant readers.

The 2023 In the Margins Book Awards have been announced.

The mission of In the Margins is “to seek out and highlight fiction and non-fiction titles of high-interest appeal for male or female readers, ages 9-21, who may fit into one or all of the following categories that identify with: BIPOC youth, youth from a street culture, youth in restrictive custody, and youth who are reluctant readers.”

The In the Margins Awards recognize a top title in fiction, nonfiction, and advocacy and social justice, as well as designating a Top 10 list of titles from all categories.

Top Title for Fiction: Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Jason Griffin

Top Title for Nonfiction: Jump: My Secret Journey from the Streets to the Boardroom by Larry Miller with Laila Lacy

Top Title for Advocacy and Social Justice: Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo by Mansoor Adayfi

In the Margins Official 2023 Top Ten titles are:

The Tangibles by Natalie Blank

Every Variable of Us by Charles A. Bush

Gender Inequality in Sports from Title IX to World Titles by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

When You Hear Me, You Hear Us: Voices of Youth Incarcerated by Free Minds Writers

The Black Girls Left Standing by Juliana Goodman

Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party by Jetta Grace Martin, Joshua Bloom, and Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

Jump: My Secret Journey from the Streets to the Boardroom by Larry Miller with Laila Lacy

Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin

Nobody’s Pilgrims by Sergio Troncoso

The complete set of three lists can be found on the awards page of the In the Margins website.

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