CABA 2023

 Winners of the 2023 Children’s Africana Book Awards are:

Best Books for Young Children


Bottle Tops
The Art of El Anatsui
Alison Goldberg & Elizabeth Zunon (illus.)
Lee & Low Books, 2022

Lion Lights
My Invention that Made Peace with Lions
Richard Turere & Sonia Possentini (illus.)
Tilbury House, 2022



Best Books for Older Readers

Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

Tọlá Okogwu
Margaret K. McElderry, 2022

The Door of No Return

Kwame Alexander
Little, Brown, 2022



Honor Books for Older Readers



How You Grow Wings

Rimma Onoseta
Algonquin Young Readers, 2022

Children of the Quicksands

Efua Traoré
Chicken House, 2022

The Kaya Girl

Mamle Wolo
Little, Brown and Company, 2022


Honorable Mention

Akie & Ebuka Got into Trouble

Uzoma Ezekwudo &  Zulfikar Rachman (illus.)
Indie Blossom, 2022

On My Papa’s Shoulders

Niki Daly
Catalyst Press, 2022

All Rise,
Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa 1910-1948
Richard Conyngham et al.
Catalyst Press, 2022