Presented annually by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, the award honors and recognizes individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit, and includes categories of Young Adult, Children's, and Picture Book.
The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
Presented annually to children's books that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races, as well as meet conventional standards for excellence.
The CCBC first started counting books published by and about African Americans in 1985, and since then has expanded to count books published by and about merican Indians, Asian/Pacifics and Asian/Pacific Americans, and Latino, as a look at the diversity gap in publishing.
This non-profit organization aims to promote international books via regional networks and chapters, and supports endeavors such as the Hans Christian Andersen Award to encourage quality children's literature accessible the world over.
Helmed by author Ellen Oh, "We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people."