2020 National Jewish Book Award Winners

The winners of the 2020 National Jewish Book Awards have been announced by the Jewish Book Council. Awards are given in a variety of categories, including several which are focused on books for young readers. Here are the winners and finalists in those categories:

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK

WINNER

Welcoming Elijah by Lesléa New­man, illus­trat­ed by Susan Gal

FINALISTS

Judah Touro Didn’t Want to Be Famous by Audrey Ades, illus­trat­ed by Vivien Mildenberger

No Steps Behind: Beate Sirota Gordon’s Battle for Women’s Rights in Japan by Jeff Gottes­feld, illus­trat­ed by Shiel­la Witanto

MIDDLE GRADE LITERATURE

WINNER

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

FINALISTS

Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Paster­nack

Chance: Escape from the Holocaust by Uri Shulevitz

No Vacancy by Tzi­po­rah Cohen

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

WINNER

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit

FINALISTS

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

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