The 2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards have been announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries. The awards are given to outstanding books for children and young adults that “authentically portray the Jewish experience.” Winners, honor books and notable books are named.
Here are the 2016 winners:
YOUNGER READERS WINNER
Ketzel, the Cat who Composed by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Amy June Bates
OLDER READERS WINNER
Adam & Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld, translated by Jeffrey M. Green and illustrated by Philippe Dumas
TEEN READERS WINNER
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz