Given by the National Association of Multicultural Educators, "a Multicultural Book Award is given to a trade or textbook used primarily by adults. It must meet the following eligibility criteria:
A) Fosters awareness, acceptance, and affirmation of diversity in society.
B) Is an original work that has wide audience appeal and creates an interest in multicultural issues.
C) Contributes to the development of multicultural education (e.g., adds to the knowledge base, informs policymakers, fosters personal growth).
D) The author has appropriate credentials (e.g., has field in the work of multicultural education or with multicultural populations).
E) Maintains high multicultural standards in its genre (e.g. scholarly, well-written, well illustrated, well researched).