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William Allen White Nominees


The William Allen White Children's Book Award Program was founded in 1952 by Ruth Garver Gagliardo, a specialist in children’s literature for Emporia State University. The award was created to honor the memory of one of the state's most distinguished citizens. William Allen White was a journalist who promoted reading for the young and young at heart. This award is the oldest state-wide children's choice book award in the United States. Students who read at least two of the eleven nominated titles will be eligible to vote for their favorite title in the spring. Click on the blue title and watch a video book trailer to learn more about each book!

The nominees for the 2022-2023 school year are...

A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus - Historical Fiction

Flight of the Puffin  by Ann Braden - Realistic Fiction

365 Days to Alaska by Cathy Carr - Realistic Fiction

Starfish by Lisa Fipps - Realistic Fiction

Alone by Morgan E. Freeman - Adventure

Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11 by Alan Gratz - Historical Fiction

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera - Science Fiction

When the World Turned Upside Down by K. Ibura - Realistic Fiction

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin - Non-Fiction

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone - Sports Fiction

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford - Non-Fiction


2022-2023 WAW Nominees