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 Palacio, R.J. White Bird: A Wonder Story

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2020
Teen Readers Winner DeWoskin, Rachel Someday We Will Fly

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2020
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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2019
Teen Readers Winner Stamper, Vesper What the Night Sings

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2019
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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2018
Teen Readers Winner Iturbe, Antonio The Librarian of Auschwitz

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2018
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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2017
Teen Readers Winner Savit, Gavriel Anna and the Swallow Man

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2017
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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2016
Teen Readers Winner Schlitz, Laura Amy The Hired Girl

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2016
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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2015
Teen Readers Winner Napoli, Donna Jo Storm

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2015
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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2014
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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2013
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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2013
Teen Readers Winner Heiligman, Deborah Intentions 2013
Teen Readers Winner Sharenow, Robert The Berlin Boxing Club

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2013
Young Readers Winner Glaser, Linda Hannah’s Way
Older Readers Winner Rubin, Susan Goldman Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein

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2012
Young Readers Winner Rosen, Michael Chanukah Lights
Older Readers Winner Deutsch, Barry Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

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2011
Teen Readers Winner Reinhardt, Dana The Things a Brother Knows

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2011
Young Readers Winner Schwartz, Howard Gathering Sparks
Older Readers Winner Friedman, Robin The Importance of Wings 2010
Teen Readers Winner Engle, Margarita Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

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2010
Young Readers Winner Haprin, April New Year at the Pier
Older Readers Winner Hesse, Karen Brooklyn Bridge

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2009
Teen Readers Winner Zenatti, Valerie A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

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2009
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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2008
Teen Readers Winner Levitin, Sonia Strange Relations

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2008
Young Readers Winner Gershman, Sarah The Bedtime Sh’ma
Older Readers Winner Ferber, Brenda Julia’s Kitchen

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2007
Teen Readers Winner Zusak, Markus The Book Thief

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2007
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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2006
Young Readers Winner Silverman, Erica Sholom’s Treasure

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