The Upstander Award was created by J. Cynthia McDermott, Ed.D., Fulbright Scholar and Professor and Education Department Chair at Antioch University Los Angeles. McDermott started the award to honor authors who create characters who portray “upstander” behavior, or, those who stand up to injustice and who act in a way to right the wrong. The purpose of this reward is to not only encourage teachers to be Upstanders, but also to encourage the production of more literature that does the same.

Upstander Awards, Copyrighted., 2016