The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was founded in 1980, with the proceeds from Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.'s best-selling biography, Robert Kennedy and His Times.
Each year, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights presents an award to the book that "most faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert
Kennedy's purposes - his concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity." The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award has been recognized as one of the most prestigious honors an author can receive.
Each year, a panel of four judges chooses the winner.
Click here for information on how to submit an entry for the RFK Book Awards.
Click here for a full list of past winners of the RFK Book Awards.