Sydney Taylor and National Jewish Book Awards Announced

It was a big day for Jewish book awards yesterday.

The Association of Jewish Libraries announced the winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award, intended to honor “books for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.”

Meanwhile, the Jewish Book Council announced the winners of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards, created to “recognize outstanding works of Jewish literature.”

You can find the big winners below, linked to their Booklist reviews. For a complete list of winners, head on over to the individual award sites, linked above.


i-dissent-debbie-levy2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

GOLD MEDALISTS

Anna and the Swallow Man, by Gavriel Savit

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly

 

 

Israel-concise-history-ari-shavit2016 National Jewish Book Awards

BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis
FICTION

The Gustav Sonata, by Rose Tremain
MODERN LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT

Michael Chabon, for novels including Moonglow

 

 

 

 

 

 

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