A big thanks to Cynthia Pon, Director of Children's Books at The Global Fund for Children for letting me know about the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards awarded by Independent Publisher.
138 awards were handed out in more than 30 categories, and the book Cynthia Pon co-authored, Children of the U.S.A. , won a gold award in the Multicultural Nonfiction category. (my review) Congratulations!
About the awards:
"Many of these books are by little-known authors, illustrators and publishers from around the world, and we're proud to bring them to the attention of the children's book audience. Creating books that inspire our children to read, to learn, and to dream is an extremely important task, and these awards were conceived to reward those efforts."