South Asia Book Awards for Children’s and YA Literature

In Children's by Dennis Abrams

By Dennis Abrams

South Asia Book AwardThe winners have been announced for this year’s South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

Administered by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the South Asia Book Award is given annually for up to two outstanding works of literature, ranging from early childhood to secondary reading levels, which “accurately and skillfully portray South Asia or South Asians in the diasporas, that is, the experience of individuals living in South Asia or of South Asians living in other parts of the world.”

2013 Winners:

“Honor Books” of 2013:

“Highly Commended Books” of 2013:

The awards will be presented on Saturday, October 19, at The Madison Concourse & Governor’s Club Hotel in Madison, WI. If you’d like to attend, contact

About the Author

Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives, responsible for news, children's publishing and media. He's also a restaurant critic, literary blogger, and the author of "The Play's The Thing," a complete YA guide to the plays of William Shakespeare published by Pentian, as well as more than 30 YA biographies and histories for Chelsea House publishers.