The 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards were announced yesterday. The award “honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.” Sydney Taylor, whom the award memorializes, was the author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series. The winning titles, linked to Booklist reviews when available, are below.
My Grandfather’s Coat, by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Barbara McClintock
Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust, written by Loic Dauvillier and Greg Salsedo, illustrated by Mark Lizano
Storm, by Donna Jo Napoli
For a complete list of honors, visit the Sydney Taylor Book Award blog.