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Award Winning and Notable Children's Books PreK - 8

Award books for early books thru mid grade

About the CABA Children's Africana Book Awards

The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) created CABA in 1991 to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa. The Center for African Studies at Howard University is the institutional base for the Awards.

CABA has three major objectives to encourage the publication of children’s and young adult books that contribute to a better understanding of African societies and issues, to recognize literary excellence, and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators.

The awards are presented in three categories, Young Children, Older Readers and New Adult.

Best Books for Young Children 2022-2020

Young Children Honor Books 2022-2020

Best Books for Older Readers 2022-2020

Older Readers Honor Books 2022-2020

Best Books for Young Children 2019-2017

Young Children Honor Books 2019-2017

No Honor Books 2017.

Best Books for Older Readers 2019-2017

Older Readers Honor Books 2019-2017

No Honor Books 2017.