The Christopher Award winners celebrate the humanity of people in a positive way. Award winners encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature, and motivate artists and the general public to use their best instincts on behalf of others.

In Paper Hearts—based on a true story and written in verse—a birthday card for a fellow Auschwitz inmate becomes an act of defiance and statement of hope for two Jewish young women with the determination to survive.

The 67th annual Christopher Awards will take place in New York City on May 19.