2021 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Today the Jewish Book Council announced winners and finalists of its National Jewish Book Awards. For the entire press release and list, click here. Mazel tov to all winners and finalists!

Children’s Pic­ture Book

Win­ner:

Dear Mr. Dickens 

Nan­cy Churnin, illus­trat­ed by Bethany Stancliffe

Albert Whit­man & Co.

Final­ists:

Bar­tal­i’s Bicycle 

Megan Hoyt, illus­trat­ed by Iacopo Bruno

Harper­Collins Chil­dren’s Quill Tree Books Imprint

Soosie: The Horse That Saved Shabbat 

Tami Lehman-Wilzig, illus­trat­ed by Mena­hem Halberstadt

Kalan­iot Books

The Peo­ple’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Jus­tice with Art 

Cyn­thia Levin­son, illus­trat­ed by Evan Turk

ABRAMS Books

The Singer and the Scientist 

Lisa Rose, illus­trat­ed by Isabel Muñoz

Kar-Ben Pub­lish­ing

Mid­dle Grade Literature

Win­ner:

Linked

Gor­don Korman

Scholas­tic Press, an imprint of Scholas­tic Inc.

Final­ists:

The Unfin­ished Corner 

Dani Col­man

Won­der­bound

How to Find What You’re Not Look­ing For 

Veera Hiranan­dani

Kok­i­la; Pen­guin Young Readers

Young Adult Literature

Win­ner:

Rebel Daugh­ter

Lori Banov Kaufmann

Dela­corte Press/​RHCB

Final­ists:

The City Beautiful 

Aden Poly­doros

Har­le­quin Trade Publishing/​MIRA

When the World Was Ours 

Liz Kessler

Simon & Schus­ter Chil­dren’s Publishing

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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