Three Stars Book Award

Given by District of Columbia Library Association: School Library Section

244 Works 151,392 Books 7,983 Reviews 4.3

The Three Stars Book Award, named after the three stars on the DC flag, is a project of the District of Columbia Library Association: School Library Section, local librarians, and reading advocates.

show more The inaugural award was created in 2017 by Emily Carmichael and Kate Sweeney.

Voting for the Three Stars Book Award takes place in May and June, and is open to students who live or go to school in Washington, DC. We strive to recognize books that incorporate diversity, multiculturalism, and other curricular connections as a means to connect reading to learning while building a culture of reading across DC schools. Nominees are chosen by a committee based on readers' interests and requests. Winners are chosen by students and readers across the district. show less

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Winner 20

Nominee 244

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline BoulleyHigh School2024
Promise Boys by Nick BrooksHigh School2024
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. JacksonHigh School2024
We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBrideHigh School2024
Abuela, Don't Forget Me by Rex OgleHigh School2024
Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia ParkHigh School2024
Manmade Monsters by Janet PerryHigh School2024
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie SmithHigh School2024
All My Rage by Sabaa TahirHigh School2024
Their Vicious Games by Joelle WellingtonHigh School2024
Inheritance: A Visual Poem by Elizabeth AcevedoMiddle School2024
The Door of No Return by Kwame AlexanderMiddle School2024
Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz ArangoMiddle School2024
School Trip by Jerry CraftMiddle School2024
Undercover Latina (The Factory) by Aya De LeonMiddle School2024
Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle LukoffMiddle School2024
Freewater by Amina Luqman-DawsonMiddle School2024
Miles Morales Suspended: A Spider-Man Novel by Jason ReynoldsMiddle School2024
How to Write a Poem by Kwame AlexanderPicture Books2024
Twenty Questions by Mac BarnettPicture Books2024
Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky by Nana Ekua Brew-HammondPicture Books2024
Warrior Princess: The Story of Khutulun by Sally DengPicture Books2024
The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music by Roberta FlackPicture Books2024
The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding by Karina Nicole GonzálezPicture Books2024
Big by Vashti HarrisonPicture Books2024
Skater Cielo by Rachel KatstallerPicture Books2024
My Powerful Hair by Carole LindstromPicture Books2024
Once Upon a Book by Grace LinPicture Books2024
Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGintyPicture Books2024
Blue Bison Needs a Haircut by Scott RothmanPicture Books2024
Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon StockerPicture Books2024
Abdul's Story by Jamilah Thompkins-BigelowPicture Books2024
More Than Peach (Bellen Woodard Original Picture Book) by Bellen WoodardPicture Books2024
The Vanquishers by Kalynn BayronUpper Elementary2024
The Girl in the Lake by India BrownUpper Elementary2024
Not an Easy Win by Chrystal D. GilesUpper Elementary2024
Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II by Lia LeviUpper Elementary2024
Frizzy by Claribel A. OrtegaUpper Elementary2024
The Manifestor Prophecy by Angie ThomasUpper Elementary2024
A Rover's Story by Jasmine WargaUpper Elementary2024
Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa YeeUpper Elementary2024
White Smoke by Tiffany D. JacksonHigh School2023
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly QuindlenHigh School2023
Hollow Fires by Samira AhmedHigh School2023
Himawari House by Harmony BeckerHigh School2023
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline BoulleyHigh School2023
Huda F Are You? by Huda FahmyHigh School2023
The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life by Amy Butler GreenfieldHigh School2023
Me (Moth) by Amber McBrideHigh School2023
Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason ReynoldsHigh School2023
Kings of B'more by R. Eric ThomasHigh School2023
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba HigueraMiddle School2023
Stuntboy, in the meantime by Jason ReynoldsMiddle School2023
They Call Her Fregona: A Border Kid's Poems by David BowlesMiddle School2023
Falling Short by Ernesto CisnerosMiddle School2023
The Marvellers by Dhonielle ClaytonMiddle School2023
The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism by Tiffany JewellMiddle School2023
Long Lost by Jacqueline WestMiddle School2023
New from Here by Kelly YangMiddle School2023
The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field by Scott RileyPicture Books2023
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by Stacey AbramsPicture Books2023
Soul Food Sunday by Winsome BinghamPicture Books2023
A Song of Frutas by Margarita EnglePicture Books2023
Glow by Ruth FormanPicture Books2023
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-JonesPicture Books2023
Eyes That Speak to the Stars by Joanna HoPicture Books2023
A House for Every Bird by Megan MaynorPicture Books2023
Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope by Jodie Lee PattersonPicture Books2023
I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story by Mark PettPicture Books2023
Because of You, John Lewis by Andrea Davis PinkneyPicture Books2023
Pizza!: A Slice of History by Greg PizzoliPicture Books2023
Fatima's Great Outdoors by Ambreen TariqPicture Books2023
Watercress by Andrea WangPicture Books2023
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa WheelerPicture Books2023
Troublemaker by John ChoUpper Elementary2023
When the World Turned Upside Down by K. IburaUpper Elementary2023
Too Bright to See by Kyle LukoffUpper Elementary2023
The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei by Christina MatulaUpper Elementary2023
A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicollUpper Elementary2023
Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene by Emma OtheguyUpper Elementary2023
Tumble by Celia C. PérezUpper Elementary2023
Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country by Kelly YangUpper Elementary2023
Concrete Rose by Angie ThomasHigh School2022
We Are Not Free by Traci CheeHigh School2022
Blackout by Dhonielle ClaytonHigh School2022
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar GilesHigh School2022
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah JohnsonHigh School2022
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick JosephHigh School2022
Sanctuary by Paola MendozaHigh School2022
We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres SanchezHigh School2022
Kent State by Deborah WilesHigh School2022
Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen YangHigh School2022
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker RhodesMiddle School2022
Roll with It by Jamie SumnerMiddle School2022
Starfish by Lisa FippsMiddle School2022
Wink by Rob HarrellMiddle School2022
Lupe Wong Won't Dance by Donna Barba HigueraMiddle School2022
Millionaires for the Month by Stacy McAnultyMiddle School2022
Ikenga by Nnedi OkoraforMiddle School2022
The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine WargaMiddle School2022
Zatanna and the House of Secrets by Matthew CodyUpper Elementary2022
Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices by S. K. AliUpper Elementary2022
Maya and the Robot by Eve L. EwingUpper Elementary2022
History Smashers: Women's Right to Vote by Kate MessnerUpper Elementary2022
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason ReynoldsUpper Elementary2022
Clean Getaway by Nic StoneUpper Elementary2022
Ways to Grow Love by Renée WatsonUpper Elementary2022
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline WoodsonUpper Elementary2022
The President of the Jungle by Andre RodriguesYoung Readers2022
All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay PimentelYoung Readers2022
Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb by Veronica ChambersYoung Readers2022
The Magical Yet (The Magical Yet, 1) by Angela DiTerlizziYoung Readers2022
Keeping the City Going by Brian FlocaYoung Readers2022
Kamala and Maya's Big Idea by Meena HarrisYoung Readers2022
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. KendiYoung Readers2022
Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math by Rajani LaRoccaYoung Readers2022
Lift by Minh LêYoung Readers2022
Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor by Kate MessnerYoung Readers2022
Saturday by Oge MoraYoung Readers2022
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael RexYoung Readers2022
How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion by Ashima ShiraishiYoung Readers2022
The Bug Girl: A True Story by Sophia SpencerYoung Readers2022
Outside In by Deborah UnderwoodYoung Readers2022
Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam WalkerYoung Readers2022
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth AcevedoHigh School2021
Legendborn by Tracy DeonnHigh School2021
Dread Nation by Justina IrelandHigh School2021
This Is My America by Kim JohnsonHigh School2021
Furia by Yamile Saied MéndezHigh School2021
Late to the Party by Kelly QuindlenHigh School2021
The Universal Laws of Marco by Carmen RodriguesHigh School2021
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow RowellHigh School2021
Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul by Leila TaylorHigh School2021
Punching the Air by Ibi ZoboiHigh School2021
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae MarksMiddle School2021
A Place at the Table by Saadia FaruqiMiddle School2021
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Volume 1) (Empower the Future, 1) by Tiffany JewellMiddle School2021
Snapdragon by Kat LeyhMiddle School2021
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame MbaliaMiddle School2021
The Land of the Cranes by Aida SalazarMiddle School2021
Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America by Steve SheinkinMiddle School2021
They Called Us Enemy by George TakeiMiddle School2021
Some Places More Than Others by Renée WatsonMiddle School2021
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen YangMiddle School2021
The Supadupa Kid 2 - MOVE by Ty Allan JacksonUpper Elementary2021
Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. BaptistUpper Elementary2021
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria JamiesonUpper Elementary2021
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica KimUpper Elementary2021
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie MurphyUpper Elementary2021
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James PattersonUpper Elementary2021
A Wish in the Dark by Christina SoontornvatUpper Elementary2021
Three Keys by Kelly YangUpper Elementary2021
If You Come to Earth by Sophie BlackallYoung Readers2021
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick BarnesYoung Readers2021
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick BarnesYoung Readers2021
I Am Enough by Grace ByersYoung Readers2021
Hair Love by Matthew A. CherryYoung Readers2021
Bunheads by Misty CopelandYoung Readers2021
Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la PeñaYoung Readers2021
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti HarrisonYoung Readers2021
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti HarrisonYoung Readers2021
Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children by Hollis KurmanYoung Readers2021
We Are Water Protectors by Carole LindstromYoung Readers2021
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-NealYoung Readers2021
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj MuhammadYoung Readers2021
All Are Welcome by Alexandra PenfoldYoung Readers2021
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel QuinteroYoung Readers2021
You Matter by Christian RobinsonYoung Readers2021
Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters by Suzanne SladeYoung Readers2021
Restart by Gordon KormanMiddle Grades2020
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla MagoonMiddle Grades2020
The Witch Boy by Molly Knox OstertagMiddle Grades2020
42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero by Doreen RappaportMiddle Grades2020
Guts by Raina TelgemeierMiddle Grades2020
Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison VarnesMiddle Grades2020
Other Words for Home by Jasmine WargaMiddle Grades2020
Front Desk by Kelly YangMiddle Grades2020
Rebound by Kwame AlexanderMiddle School2020
New Kid by Jerry CraftMiddle School2020
In Your Shoes by Donna GephartMiddle School2020
Refugee by Alan GratzMiddle School2020
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker RhodesMiddle School2020
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor by Sonia SotomayorMiddle School2020
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren WolkMiddle School2020
Harbor Me by Jacqueline WoodsonMiddle School2020
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth AcevedoYoung Adult2020
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiYoung Adult2020
Internment by Samira AhmedYoung Adult2020
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don BrownYoung Adult2020
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. JacksonYoung Adult2020
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. KrosoczkaYoung Adult2020
On the Come Up by Angie ThomasYoung Adult2020
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen WangYoung Adult2020
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America by Ibi ZoboiYoung Adult2020
The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon AgeeYoung Readers2020
The Undefeated by Kwame AlexanderYoung Readers2020
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree ChungYoung Readers2020
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-RansomeYoung Readers2020
The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick by Drew DaywaltYoung Readers2020
Islandborn by Junot DíazYoung Readers2020
The Rabbit Listened by Cori DoerrfeldYoung Readers2020
Alfie by Thyra HederYoung Readers2020
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. HigginsYoung Readers2020
Drawn Together by Minh LêYoung Readers2020
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica LoveYoung Readers2020
The Remember Balloons by Jessie OliverosYoung Readers2020
Benji, the Bad Day, and Me by Sally J. PlaYoung Readers2020
Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam RexYoung Readers2020
Love, Z by Jessie SimaYoung Readers2020
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline WoodsonYoung Readers2020
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada KellyMiddle Readers2019
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley BryanMiddle Readers2019
Pashmina by Nidhi ChananiMiddle Readers2019
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy by Nathan HaleMiddle Readers2019
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. PérezMiddle Readers2019
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker RhodesMiddle Readers2019
The Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoUpper Grades2019
Black Panther Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book One by Ta-Nehisi CoatesUpper Grades2019
Long Way Down by Jason ReynoldsUpper Grades2019
Dear Martin by Nic StoneUpper Grades2019
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasUpper Grades2019
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew DaywaltYoung Readers2019
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame AlexanderYoung Readers2019
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick BarnesYoung Readers2019
Jabari Jumps by Gaia CornwallYoung Readers2019
Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World by Allan DrummondYoung Readers2019
A Different Pond by Bao PhiYoung Readers2019
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan SantatYoung Readers2019
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala YousafzaiYoung Readers2019
Compass South (Four Points) by Hope LarsonMiddle Readers2018
Wishtree by Katherine ApplegateMiddle Readers2018
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker BradleyMiddle Readers2018
The Wild Robot by Peter BrownMiddle Readers2018
Ghost by Jason ReynoldsMiddle Readers2018
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! by Ben ClantonPicture Books2018
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea BeatyPicture Books2018
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel CampoyPicture Books2018
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea ClintonPicture Books2018
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew DaywaltPicture Books2018
Ghosts: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier2017
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander2017
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson2017
Public School Superhero by James Patterson2017
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan2017


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