The South Asia Book Award, administered by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, is given annually for up to two outstanding works of literature, from early childhood to secondary reading levels, which accurately and skillfully portrays South Asia or South Asians in the diasporas, that is the experience of individuals living in South Asia, or of South Asians living in other parts of the world. Up to five Honor Books and Highly Commended Books will also be recognized by the award committee for their contribution to this body of literature on the region.
Razia's Ray of Hope One Girl's Dream of an Education by Elizabeth Suneby, illustrated by Suana Verlast (Kids Can Press, 2013). Grades 3-8.
A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury (Atheneum Book, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2013). Grades 8 and up.