2020 Book Prize Shortlists

Collage of the ten shortlisted entries for the Goddard Riverside Book Prizes 2020

Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice

  • Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis Of Disconnection, by Anne Kim (The New Press)
  • Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Crown)
  • Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime, by Jennifer Taub (Viking)
  • Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America, by Conor Dougherty [Penguin Press]
  • Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, by Ben Crump [Amistad]
  • The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion, by Diana Greene Foster [Scribner]

Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice

  • All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything, by Annette Bay Pimental; illus. by Nabi H. Ali (Sourcebooks Explore/Sourcebooks Kids)
  • For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in A Better World, by Michael W. Waters; illus. by Keisha Morris (Flyaway Books)
  • Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood, by Tony Hillery; illus. by Jessie Hartland (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
  • Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights, by Beth Anderson; illus. by E. B. Lewis (Boyds Mill & Kane/Calkins Creek)