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Nautilus Book Awards facts for kids

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Nautilus Book Awards is a prize for books about social and environmental justice. It started in the United States in 1998. There is prize money. The award is to recognize books that "make a difference and inspire." The award is named for the nautilus shell, as a symbol of wisdom and growth.

Choosing winners

there are usually one gold and one or more silver awards each year. There are 24 adult and 4 children's/young adult categories.

There are three steps in choosing Nautilus Book Award winners. Editors, professors, writers, librarians, publishers, schoolteachers and bookstore owners choose. Awards need agreement at all three levels. Sometimes there may be no awards if judges do not agree. A book may win more than one awrd.

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