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. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. Gold medals are presented in three categories: Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult. Honor Books are awarded silver medals, and Notable Books are named in each category.
The Passover Guest Cover Image
By Susan Kusel, Sean Rubin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445622
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Published: Neal Porter Books - January 19th, 2021

2022 Gold Medalist Picture Book


Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324015741
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Published: Norton Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

2022 Silver Medalist Picture Book


Dear Mr. Dickens Cover Image
By Nancy Churnin, Bethany Stancliffe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780807515303
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - October 1st, 2021

2022 Silver Medalist Picture Book


The Christmas Mitzvah Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781939547941
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Published: Creston Books - September 7th, 2021

2022 Silver Medalist Picture Book


How to Find What You're Not Looking For Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555032
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Published: Kokila - September 14th, 2021

2022 Gold Medalist Middle Grade


The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536215526
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

2022 Silver Medalist Middle Grade


Linked Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338629118
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 20th, 2021

2022 Silver Medalist Middle Grade


The City Beautiful Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335402509
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 5th, 2021

2022 Gold Medalist Young Adult


The Last Words We Said Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534469396
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

2021 Silver Medalist Young Adult


Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero Cover Image
By E. Lockhart, Manuel Preitano (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401293222
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Published: DC Comics - September 7th, 2021

2021 Silver Medalist Young Adult


The Summer of Lost Letters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593349724
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Published: Razorbill - June 15th, 2021

2021 Silver Medalist Young Adult


Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580898829
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 28th, 2020

2021 Gold Medalist Picture Book


I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book Cover Image
By Mychal Copeland, Andre Ceolin (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681155524
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Published: Apples & Honey Press - April 1st, 2020

2021 Silver Medalist Picture Book


Miriam at the River Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781541544017
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - February 4th, 2020

2021 Silver Medalist Picture Book


Turtle Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121573
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 5th, 2020

2021 Gold Medalist Middle Grade


No Vacancy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781773064109
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 1st, 2020

2021 Silver Medalist Middle Grade


Anya and the Nightingale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358006022
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Published: Versify - November 10th, 2020

2021 Silver Medalist Middle Grade


The Blackbird Girls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984837356
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

2021 Silver Medalist Middle Grade


Dancing at the Pity Party Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525553021
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - April 14th, 2020

2021 Gold Medalist Young Adult


They Went Left Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316490573
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

2021 Silver Medalist Young Adult