Association of Jewish Libraries Announces 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

Sydney Taylor Book Awards for 2012

Book Awards

Younger ReadersChanukah Lights, by Michael J. Rosen (author) and Robert Sabuda (artist) (Candlewick Press)

Older ReadersMusic Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin (Charlesbridge)

Read the The Whole Megillah interview with Susan and her editor, Emily Mitchell

Teen ReadersThe Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow (HarperTeen)

Read the The Whole Megillah book review

Sydney Taylor Honors

Younger Readers:

  • Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illustrated by Holly Meade (Candlewick Press)
  • Around the World in One Shabbat by Durga Yael Bernhard (Jewish Lights) – Read the The Whole Megillah book review

Older Readers:

  • Lily Renee, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer by Trina Robbins will illustrations by Anne Timmons and Mo Oh (Graphic Universe/Lerner Publishing Group)
  • Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer by Shelley Sommer (Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills Press) – Read the The Whole Megillah interview with Shelley and editor Carolyn Yoder and The Whole Megillah book review
  • Irena’s Jars of Secrets by Marcia Vaughan with illustrations by Ron Mazellan (Lee & Low Books)

Teen Readers

  • Then by Morris Gleitzman (Henry Holt)
  • The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick (Cinco Puntos Press)

Read the AJL Press Release for more details and for information on the twelve books recognized as Sydney Taylor Notables.

Mazel tov to all from The Whole Megillah!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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