Congratulations to Sarah Hagger-Holt, winner of the 2022 Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction
“A powerful tool of change.”
PROUD OF ME by Sarah Hagger-Holt, published by Usborne, is the winner of the 2022 Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction.
Proud of Me is a coming-of-age narrative in which siblings Josh and Becky, who are parented by two mums, start to explore their family’s and their own identities.
The award organisers said: “Middle grade readers are at that exact age where they are often experiencing first attractions, crushes and desires. So this is the moment where we need to validate and ‘normalise’ their feelings. In the case of young LGBTQ+ people this need is pressing and urgent. Sarah’s novel is such an important and glowing presence in this space and we hope it will help grow even more fabulous LGBTQ+ MG fiction”.
Judge Emily Haworth Booth highlighted the book’s place in the classroom: “It’s a powerful tool of change; it needs to be in school libraries”.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH!!