• 2019 Little Rebels Award Ceremony

    The winner of the 2019 Little Rebels Award was announced at a special ceremony on July 10th at the beautiful Centre for Literacy in Primary Education in London. Catherine Johnson took home the prize for her middle grade book Freedom (Scholastic), a short, compelling historical novel in which Nat, a young boy enslaved on a […]

  • Catherine Johnson is the 2019 Little Rebels Award Winner

    The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is delighted to announce that FREEDOM by Catherine Johnson (Scholastic) has been crowned the winner of this year’s Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction. A short historical novel, Freedom tells the story of Nat, a young boy enslaved on a Jamaican plantation, brought over to England in the late […]

  • The 2019 Little Rebels Award shortlist is here!

        We are delighted to unveil the 2019 Little Rebels Award shortlist! Read all about the shortlisted books here.  

  • Submissions for the 2019 award are closed.

    Look out for the shortlist announcement on Thursday 18th April!

  • Submissions are open for the 2019 Little Rebels Award

    Nominations for the 2019 Little Rebels Children’s Book Award are now open. On behalf on the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, we are pleased to announce that we are now inviting submissions for the 2019 Little Rebels Award. The Little Rebels Award celebrates children’s books for readers age 0-12 which promote social equality and social justice. […]

  • Little Rebels Award Ceremony at the London Radical Bookfair

    Scroll down for pictures from the 2018 Little Rebels Award ceremony at the London Radical Bookfair on Saturday 2nd June. In a special panel event on the day, author Patrice Lawrence discussed radical fiction for children with Little Rebels shortlistees Gill Lewis (Sky Dancer), Elizabeth Laird (Welcome to Nowhere), Jessica Spanyol (Clive is a Nurse), […]

  • THE MUSLIMS is the 2018 Little Rebels Award Winner!

    The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Radical Fiction is Zanib Mian for her book, The Muslims (Sweet Apple Books 2017). The winning title is a comic-style-illustrated chapter book which explores the life of Londoner, Omar, as he navigates a new […]

  • Little Rebels Award Winner to be announced at the London Radical Bookfair on 2nd June

    The winner of the 2018 Little Rebels Award will be announced at 5:30pm on Saturday 2nd June, at this year’s London Radical Bookfair. This website will be updated the next day, so in the mean time follow us on twitter to hear the news live!

  • Little Rebels Shortlistees at the London Radical Bookfair

    Little Rebels shortlisted authors will be in conversation with Patrice Lawrence (Indigo Donut, Orangeboy) at this year’s London Radical Bookfair. The bookfair is a totally free event and open to all – find out more information here: londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com The Little Rebels panel takes place from 4-5pm, and will be followed by the announcement of this […]

  • Little Rebels Award: the 2018 shortlist

    We are proud to announce the Little Rebels Award shortlist for 2018! The Little Rebels Award recognises children’s fiction which promotes social justice or social equality, challenges stereotypes or is informed by anti-discriminatory concerns. It is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB), and co-ordinated by Letterbox Library and Housmans Bookshop. There are eight […]

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