Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries and awarded annually, the Sydney Taylor Book Award is given to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. See a complete list of all past Sydney Taylor Award winners.
Subject Author Title Call number Year
Older Readers Winner Wolkenstein, M. Evan Turtle Boy

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Teen Readers Winner Feder, Tyler Dancing at the Pity Party

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Young Readers Winner Newman, Leslea Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tail with a Tail

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Older Readers Winner Palacio, R.J. White Bird: A Wonder Story

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Teen Readers Winner DeWoskin, Rachel Someday We Will Fly

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Young Readers Winner Macy, Sue The Book Rescuer

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Older Readers Winner Auxier, Jonathan Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

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Teen Readers Winner Stamper, Vesper What the Night Sings

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Young Readers Winner Jenkins, Emily All of a kind family Hanukkah

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Older Readers Winner Gratz, Alan Refugee

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Teen Readers Winner Iturbe, Antonio The Librarian of Auschwitz

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Young Readers Winner Michelson, Richard The Language of Angels

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Older Readers Winner Gidwitz, Adam The Inquisitor’s Tale

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Teen Readers Winner Savit, Gavriel Anna and the Swallow Man

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Young Readers Winner Levy, Debbie I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Made Her Mark

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Older Readers Winner Appelfeld, Aharon Adam & Thomas

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Teen Readers Winner Schlitz, Laura Amy The Hired Girl

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Young Readers Winner Newman, Leslea Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

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Older Readers Winner Dauvillier, Loic Hidden : a child's story of the Holocaust

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Teen Readers Winner Napoli, Donna Jo Storm

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Young Readers Winner Aylesworth, Jim My Grandfather’s Coat

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Older Readers Winner Polacco, Patricia The Blessing Cup

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Young Readers Winner Snyder, Laurel The Longest Night

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Older Readers Winner Borden, Louise His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg

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Teen Readers Winner Bascomb, Neal The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi

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Teen Readers Winner Heiligman, Deborah Intentions 2013
Teen Readers Winner Sharenow, Robert The Berlin Boxing Club

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Young Readers Winner Glaser, Linda Hannah’s Way

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Older Readers Winner Rubin, Susan Goldman Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein

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Young Readers Winner Rosen, Michael Chanukah Lights
Older Readers Winner Deutsch, Barry Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

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Teen Readers Winner Reinhardt, Dana The Things a Brother Knows

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Young Readers Winner Schwartz, Howard Gathering Sparks

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Older Readers Winner Friedman, Robin The Importance of Wings

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Teen Readers Winner Engle, Margarita Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

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Young Readers Winner Haprin, April New Year at the Pier
Older Readers Winner Hesse, Karen Brooklyn Bridge

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Teen Readers Winner Zenatti, Valerie A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

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Young Readers Winner Michelson, Richard As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom

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Older Readers Winner Fleischman, Sid The Entertainer and the Dybbuk

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Teen Readers Winner Levitin, Sonia Strange Relations

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Young Readers Winner Gershman, Sarah The Bedtime Sh’ma
Older Readers Winner Ferber, Brenda Julia’s Kitchen

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Teen Readers Winner Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

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Young Readers Winner Krensky, Stephen Hanukkah at Valley Forge

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Older Readers Winner Littman, Sarah Darer Confessions of a Closet Catholic

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Young Readers Winner Silverman, Erica Sholom’s Treasure

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