2018 Awards

2018 South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature 

2018 Award Winners

Manjhi Moves a Mountain by Nancy Churnin; illustrated by Danny Popovici (Creston Books, 2017) (Grades K-3)

Outside In by Jennifer Bradbury (Atheneum Books, 2017) (Grades 4-8)

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins (Farrar Straus Giroux Books, 2017) (Grades 9-12)


2018 Honor Books

Maharani the Cow  by Christy Shoba Sudhir; illustrated by Nancy Raj (Tulika Publishers, 2017). (Grades 2-4)

Pashmina  by Nidhi Chanani (First Second, 2017). (Grades 3-6)

Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar (Tu Books, 2017)


2018 Highly Commended Books

When the Rain Comes  by Alma Fullerton; illustrated by Kim LaFave (Pajama Press, 2017 (Grades PreK-3)

Amina’s Voice  by Hena Khan (Salaam Reads, 2017) (Grades 3-5)


Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswamii (Tu Books, 2017) (Grades 4-8)

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Simon Pulse, 2017) (Grades 9-12)

The 2018 South Asia Book Award Recognition Ceremony and Author Roundtable will be held in Houston, TX in November.