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.
2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners
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
2016 National Jewish Book Awards
BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis
The Gustav Sonata, by Rose Tremain
MODERN LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT
Michael Chabon, for novels including Moonglow