Goddard Riverside Announces Social Justice Book Prize Winners

Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection by Anne S. Kim (The New Press) has won this year’s Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. The prize is named after Stephan Russo, who served as executive director of Goddard Riverside from 1998 to 2017. In addition, For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World, by author Michael W. Waters and illustrator Keisha Morris (Flyaway Books), has won the first-ever Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice. The prize is a companion to the Stephan Russo Goddard Riverside Book Prize for Social Justice, launched in 2017. Both winners were announced this week tonight at Goddard Riverside’s annual gala.

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