2020 Cybils Winners

The winners of the 2020 Cybils Awards have been announced. I applaud the hard work of the volunteers who run and participate in selecting this award. Doing this in a pandemic year made an already heroic effort all the more difficult and impressive. Cheers for all of the diverse books recognized in the winner list too! Here are the winning titles:

EASY READERS

See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

EARLY CHAPTER BOOKS

Our Friend Hedgehog by Lauren Castillo

FICTION PICTURE BOOKS

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

ELEMENTARY NON-FICTION

The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America’s Presidents by Kate Messner and Adam Rex

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE GRADE SPECULATIVE FICTION

Rival Magic by Deva Fagan

MIDDLE GRADE GRAPHIC NOVELS

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

MIDDLE GRADE NON-FICTION

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

HIGH SCHOOL NON-FICTION

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVELS

Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Gurihiru

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

YOUNG ADULT SPECULATIVE FICTION

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

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