The Grateful American Book Prize will begin accepting submissions January 2, 2020. The award is given annually to authors who have created outstanding works of historical fiction, or non-fiction, for seventh to ninth graders. Books published between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020 are eligible.
2019’s winner was Associate Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, for her memoir, The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor [Delacorte Books for Young Readers]; “Honorable Mentions” went to Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Tonya Bolden, co-authors of Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction And The Dawn Of Jim Crow [Scholastic Focus], and Mike Winchell, for The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, And The Race To Light The World [Henry Holt].
The winner receives $13,000, a lifetime pass to the New-York Historical Society, and a medallion created by the American artist, Clarice Smith. The “Honorable Mention” authors get the medallion, and $500.
Submission forms and further information about the 2020 Prize can be found on the website.