On May 7, Kathe Pinchuck, Outgoing Chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee posted in the AJL Blog, People of the Books, a list of Sydney Taylor Book Awards winners, celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month.
I urge you to look over this list and see how many of these wonderful books you’ve read.
I have to admit, there are many books I haven’t (yet) read. But, I’m willing to put myself out there and say these are my favorites (so far) from Kathe’s compilation:
- Winter, Jonah. You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax? Illustrated by Andre Carrilho. (Schwartz & Wade, 2009)
- Levitin, Sonia. Silver Days. (Atheneum, 1989)
- Polacco, Patricia. The Keeping Quilt. (Simon & Schuster, 1988)
And I’d like to add this Sydney Taylor winner to my list of favorites:
Oberman, Sheldon. The Always Prayer Shawl. Illustrated by Ted Lewin. (Boyds Mills Press, paperback, 2005)
Today I commit myself to reading as many of the Sydney Taylor Book Award winners as I can.
Question for you:
Which from Kathe’s list are your favorites and why? Do you have other Sydney Taylor winners as your favorites?