James Cook Book Award Nomination Form

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2021 James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature

Nomination period: March 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021


BEFORE you start the online nomination form below, be sure to:

(1) Confirm that your book meets ALL of the award criteria:

  • U.S. copyright date of 2019 or 2020
  • demonstrates excellence in writing
  • contains a teen as one of the main characters
  • promotes cultural, ethnic, or social diversity
  • wide appeal to a teen audience (grades 6-12)

When composing your nomination statement, please use this specific criteria as a guideline.

(2) Make sure you have:

  1. Author’s Name
  2. Full title of the book
  3. Type of book (fiction or non-fiction)
  4. Editor(s) if any
  5. Publisher
  6. Copyright date (2019 or 2020)
  7. Price
  8. ISBN
  9. Contact information for the person submitting the nomination

Please note: Nominations from authors or publishers for their own works will not be accepted.

You must have all of this information on hand before you start the form.

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James Cook Book Award