2022 Youth Media Award Winners

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

(Libby)

  • Newbery Honor Books:

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Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'A Snake Falls to Earth'

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Too Bright to See'

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Watercress'

Watercress by Andrea Wang

(Libby)

 


 

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

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Watercress by Andrea Wang

(Libby)

 

  • Caldecott Honor Books:

Cover image for book: 'Have You Ever Seen a Flower?'

Have You Ever Seen a Flower by Shawn Harris

(Hoopla, Libby)

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Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Unspeakable'

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford

(Hoopla, Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Wonder Walkers'

Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer

(Libby)

 


 

Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:

 

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award:

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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford

(Hoopla, Libby)

 

  • King Author Honor Books:

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Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Revolution in Our Time'

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon

(Libby)

Cover image for audiobook: 'The People Remember'

The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi

(Libby)

 

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:

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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre illustrated by Floyd Cooper 

(Hoopla, Libby)

 

  • King Illustrator Honor Books:

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Nina: A Story of Nina Simone illustrated by Christian Robinson

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'We Wait for the Sun'

We Wait for the Sun illustrated by Raissa Figueroa

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Soul Food Sunday'

Soul Food Sunday illustrated by C.G. Esperanza

(Hoopla, Libby)

 

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:

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Me (Moth) by Amber McBride

(Libby)

 

 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award:

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The Me I Choose to Be illustrated by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt

 

Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:

Nikki Grimes

(Hoopla, Libby)

 


 

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

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Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

(Libby)

 

  • Printz Honor Books:

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Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

(Hoopla, Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Last Night at the Telegraph Club'

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Revolution in Our Time'

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Starfish'

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

(Libby)

 


 

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

 

  • Young Children (ages 0 to 8):

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My City Speaks by Darren Lebeuf

(Hoopla, Libby)

 

  • Honors:

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A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott

(Libby)

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A Sky-Blue Bench by Bahram Rahman

 

  • Middle Grades (ages 9-13):

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A Bird Will Soar by Alison Green Myers

(Libby)

 

  • Honors:

Cover image for book: 'Stuntboy, in the Meantime'

Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'A Kind of Spark'

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

(Libby)

 

  • Teens (ages 14-18)

Cover image for book: 'The Words in My Hands'

The Words in my Hands by Asphyxia

(Hoopla, Libby)

  •  Honor:

Cover image for book: 'A Face for Picasso'

A Face for Picasso: Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome by Ariel Henley

(Libby)

 


 

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences: 

Cover image for book: 'Light From Uncommon Stars'

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot'

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'The Witch's Heart'

The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'The Library of the Dead'

The Library of the Dead  by T.L. Huchu

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'How Lucky'

How Lucky by Will Leitch

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Winter's Orbit'

Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell

(Hoopla, Libby)

Cover image for book: 'The Rose Code'

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Crossing the Line'

Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport that Changed Their Lives Forever by Kareem Rosser

(Libby)

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Lore Olympus, Volume One by Rachel Smythe

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Malice by Heather Walter

(Libby)

 


Children's Literature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children's lives and experiences:

Grace Lin

(Hoopla, Libby)


Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:

A.S. King

(Libby)


 

Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States:

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Temple Alley Summer was originally published in Japanese as Kimyōji Yokochō no Natsu, the book was written by Sachiko Kashiwaba and translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa

(Hoopla, Libby)

 

  • Batchelder Honor Book:

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Coffee Rabbit Snowdrop Lost by Betina Birkjær and translated by Sinéad Quirke Køngerskov

Cover image for book: 'In the Meadow of Fantasies'

In the Meadow of Fantasies by Hadi Mohammadi and translated by Sara Khalili

(Libby)

The Most Beautiful Story: Tjønn, Brynjulf Jung, Torseter, Oyvind, Dickson,  Kari: 9781592703500: Amazon.com: Books

The Most Beautiful Story by Brynjulf Jung Tjønn and translated by Kari Dickson

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Sato the Rabbit by Yuki Ainoya and translated by Michael Blaskowsky

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The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas by María García Esperón and translated by David Bowles

(Hoopla, Libby)

 


 

Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States:

Cover image for book: 'Boogie Boogie, Y'all'

Boogie Boogie, Y'all written and narrated by C.G. Esperanza is the Odyssey Award winner for children

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'When You Look Like Us'

When You Look Like Us written by Pamela N. Harris and narrated by Preston Butler III is the Odyssey Award winner for young adult

(Hoopla, Libby)

 

  • Odyssey Honor Audiobooks:

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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah written by Laurie Ann Thompson and narrated by Adjoa Andoh

(Libby)

Cover image for audiobook: 'I Talk Like a River'

I Talk Like a River written and narrated by Jordan Scott

(Hoopla, Libby)

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Perfectly Parvin written by Olivia Abtahi and narrated by Mitra Jouhari

(Libby)

 


 

Pura Belpré Awards honoring a Latinx writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:

 

  • Belpré Illustrator Award

Cover image for book: '¡vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge'

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge illustrated and written by Raúl Gonzalez

(Hoopla, Libby)

 

  • Belpré Illustrator Honor Book:

Cover image for book: 'Boogie Boogie, Y'all'

Boogie Boogie, Y'all illustrated and written by C.G. Esperanza

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Bright Star'

Bright Star illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales

(Hoopla, Libby)

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De aquí como el coquí illustrated and written by Nomar Perez, translated by Farah Perez

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'May Your Life Be Deliciosa'

May Your Life Be Deliciosa illustrated by Loris Lora and written by Michael Genhart

(HooplaLibby)

 

  • Pura Belpré Children’s Author Award

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The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

(Libby)

 

  • Belpré Children’s Author Honor Books :

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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs

(Hoopla, Libby)

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Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua by Gloria Amescua

(Hoopla, Libby)

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De aquí como el coquí illustrated and written by Nomar Perez, translated by Farah Perez

(Libby)

 

  • Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Award

Cover image for book: 'How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe'

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

(Libby)

 

  • Belpré Young Adult Author Honor Books:

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Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa

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Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Where I Belong'

 Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta Mickelson

(Hoopla, Libby)

 


 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:

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The People's Painter: How Ben Shah Fought for Justice With Art by Cynthia Levinson

(Libby)

 

  • Sibert Honor Books:

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The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Fallout'

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'We Are Still Here!'

We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell

(Hoopla, Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Summertime Sleepers'

Summertime Sleepers: Animals That Estivate by Melissa Stewart

(Hoopla, Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Unspeakable'

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford

(Hoopla, Libby)

 


 

The Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award is given to a digital media producer that has created distinguished digital media for an early learning audience:

Alma's Way | PBS KIDS Shows | PBS KIDS for Parents

Alma's Way produced by Fred Rogers Productions

 

Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Honor Titles:

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Goodnight, World! produced by Sesame Workshop and Headspace

Tab Time | Trailer | YouTube Originals - YouTube

Tab Time produced by Kids at Play and Scale Productions

 


 

Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:

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Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff is the recipient of the award for children

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Last Night at the Telegraph Club'

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo is the recipient of the award for young adults

(Libby)

 

  • Stonewall Honor Books:

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Almost Flying by Jake Maia Arlow

(Libby)

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The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

(Libby)

 

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Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate

 


 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:

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Fox at Night by Corey R. Tabor

(Libby)

 

  • Geisel Honor Books:

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Beak & Ally #1: Unlikely Friends by Norm Feuti

(Libby)

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I Hop by Joe Cepeda

Cover image for book: 'Nothing Fits a Dinosaur'

Nothing Fits a Dinosaur by Jonathan Fenske

(Libby)

 


 

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:

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Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

(Libby)

 

  • Other Finalists:

Cover image for audiobook: 'Ace of Spades'

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things'

Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston

(Libby)

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Me (Moth) by Amber McBride

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'What Beauty There Is'

What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

(Libby)

 


 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Cover image for book: 'Ambushed!'

Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield by Gail Jarrow

(Libby)

 

  • Other Finalists:

Cover image for book: 'Black Birds in the Sky'

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry'

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers'

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years After the 9/11 Attacks by Don Brown

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'The Woman All Spies Fear'

The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life by Amy Butler Greenfield

(Libby)

 


American Indian Youth Literature Awards are announced in even years and were established to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives. Selected titles present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.

Picture Book:

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Herizon by Daniel W. Vandever [Diné]

  • Honor Books:

Diné Bich'eekę' Yishłeeh (Becoming Miss Navajo Navajo Edition) – Salina  Bookshelf Inc

Diné Bich’eekę Yishłeeh [Diné Bizaad]/Becoming Miss Navajo [English] by Jolyana Begay-Kroupa [Diné]

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Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Gold Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer by Traci Sorell [Cherokee]

(Hoopla)

Learning My Rights with Mousewoman by Morgan Asoyuf, Ts'msyen – Northwest  Coast Gifts

Learning My Rights with Mousewoman written and illustrated by Morgan Asoyuf [Ts’msyen]

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I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillet-Sumner [Cree and Trinidadian]

Cover image for book: 'We Are Still Here!'

We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell [Cherokee]

(Hoopla, Libby)

Middle Grade Book:

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Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young [Diné]

(Libby)

  • Honor Books:

Ella Cara Deloria: Dakota Language Protector (Minnesota Native American  Lives): Diane Wilson, Tashia Hart, Tashia Hart: 9781634893640: Amazon.com:  Books

Ella Cara Deloria: Dakota Language Protector by Diane Wilson [Dakota]

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Indigenous Peoples' Day by Katrina M. Phillips [Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe]

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Jo Jo Makoons'

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend by Dawn Quigley [Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe]

(Libby)

Peggy Flanagan: Ogimaa Kwe, Lieutenant Governor (Minnesota Native American  Lives): Jessica Engelking, Tashia Hart, Tashia Hart: 9781634893664:  Amazon.com: Books

Peggy Flanagan: Ogimaa Kwe, Lieutenant Governor by Jessica Engelking [White Earth Band of Ojibwe]

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The Sea in Winter by Christine Day [Upper Skagit]

(Hoopla, Libby)

Young Adult Book:

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Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth [Onondaga]

(Hoopla, Libby)

  • Honor Books:

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Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger [Lipan Apache Tribe]

(HooplaLibby)

Cover image for book: 'Firekeeper's Daughter'

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley [Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians]

(Libby

Cover image for book: 'Hunting by Stars'

Hunting by Stars by Cherie Dimaline [Métis Nation of Ontario]

(Hoopla, Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Notable Native People'

Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present by Adrienne Keene [Cherokee Nation]

(Libby)

Soldiers Unknown: Chag Lowry, Rahsan Ekedal, Rahsan Ekedal: 9781942279280:  Amazon.com: Books

Soldiers Unknown by Chag Lowry [Yurok, Maidu and Achumawi]


 

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit. The award offers three youth categories including Picture Book, Children’s Literature and Youth Literature.  The award is administered by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association.

 

Picture Book:

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Watercress by Andrea Wang

(Libby)

 

  • Honor Book:

Cover image for book: 'A Boy Named Isamu'

A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi by James Yang

(Libby)

Children’s Literature:

Cover image for book: 'Amina's Song'

Amina's Song by Hena Khan

(Libby)

 

  • Honor Book:

Cover image for book: 'Finding Junie Kim'

Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh

(Libby)

 

Youth Literature:

Cover image for book: 'Last Night at the Telegraph Club'

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo is the recipient of the award for young adults

(Libby)

 

  • Honor Book

Cover image for book: 'We Are Not Free'

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

(Hoopla, Libby)

 


 

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented since 1968 by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. 

Gold Medalists: 

  • Picture Book:

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The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel

 

  • Middle Grades:

Cover image for book: 'How to Find What You're Not Looking For'

How to Find What You're Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani

(Libby)

 

  • Young Adult:

Cover image for book: 'The City Beautiful'

The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

(Libby)

 

Silver Medalists:

  • Picture Book:

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Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued written and illustrated by Peter Sis

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Dear Mr. Dickens'

Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin

(Hoopla, Libby)

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The Christmas Mitzvah by Jeff Gottesfeld

  • Middle Grades:

Cover image for book: 'The Genius Under the Table'

The Genius Under the Table: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

(Hoopla, Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Linked'

Linked by Gordon Korman

(Libby)

  • Young Adult:

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The Last Words We Said by Leah Scheier

(Libby)

Cover image for book: 'Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero'

Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart

(HooplaLibby)

Cover image for book: 'The Summer of Lost Letters'

The Summer of Lost Letters by Hannah Reynolds

(Libby)


The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award recognizes an author or entity who has made a substantial contribution over time to the genre of Jewish children's literature. This year's winner:

Jane Yolen

(Hoopla, Libby)


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