Sydney Taylor Book Award

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Scroll to the bottom for the Notable Books that were not shared at the YMA announcements.

PICTURE BOOK

WINNER

Welcoming Elijah by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Susan Gal

HONOR BOOKS

I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book Cover

I Am the Tree of Life by Mychal Copeland, illustrated by Andre Ceolin

Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Khoa Le

MIDDLE GRADE

WINNER

Turtle Boy by M. Evan Wolkenstein

HONOR BOOKS

No Vacancy by Tziporah Cohen

Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

YOUNG ADULT

WINNER

Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder

HONOR BOOK

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

NOTABLE BOOKS

PICTURE BOOKS

The Eight Knights of Hanukkah by Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by Galia Bernstein

The Ninth Night of Hanukkah by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Shahar Kober

The Polio Pioneer: Dr. Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illustrated by Lisa Anchin

MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS

Beni’s War by Tammar Stein

Letters from Cuba by Ruth Behar

A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan

We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport by Deborah Hopkinson

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

The Assignment by Liza Wiemer

The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit

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