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Sydney Taylor Book Award

Recognizes the best in Jewish children's literature. Medals are awarded annually for outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience. The award was established in 1968 by the Association of Jewish Libraries and is named in memory of


Gold Medalists (Winners)

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins, author ; Paul O. Zelinsky, illustrator

Sweep : the Story of a Girl and Her Mother by Jonathan Auxier

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

Silver Medalists (Honor Books)

  • Through the Window : Views of Marc Chagall's Life by Barb Rosenstock, author ; Mary GrandPré, illustrator
  • A Moon for Moe and Mo by Jane Breskin Zalben, author ; Mehrdokht Amini, illustrator
  • All Three Stooges by Erica Perl
  • The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
  • You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Bronze Medalists (Notable Books)

  • Irving Berlin : the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin
  • Write On, Irving Berlin! by Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by David C. Gardner
  • French Toast Sundays by Gloria Spielman ; illustrated by Inbal Gigi Bousidan
  • The Passover Parrot by Evelyn Zusman ; illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
  • Anne Frank's Diary : the Graphic Adaptation  by Ari Folman (adaptation) ; David Lolonsky (illustrator)
  • 12 Before 13 by Lisa Greenwald
  • Light the Menorah by Jacqueline Jules
  •  The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer
  • Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen