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Schneider Family Book Award

Given by the ALA recognizing authors and illustrators for the excellence of portrayal of the disability experience in literature for youth.

Schneider Family Book Awards

Young Children's Category


WINNER:  Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang

WINNER:  My Pal Victor / Mi Amigo, Victor by Diane Bertrand Gonzales, illustrated by Robert L. Sweetland

WINNER:  Dad, Jackie and Me by Myron Uhlberg, illustrated by Colin Bootman

WINNER:  The Deaf Musicians by Paul DuBois and Pete Seeger, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

WINNER:  Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer, illustrated by Bert Dodson

WINNER:  Piano Starts Here : the Young Art Tatum by Robert Andrew Parker


WINNER:  Django by Bonnie Christensen

WINNER:  The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril

No Award Given

WINNER:  Back to Front and Upside Down! by Claire Alexander

WINNER:  A Splash of Red : the Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

WINNER:  A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz, illustrated by Catia Chien

WINNER:  Emmanuel's Dream : the True Story of Emmauel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls

WINNER:  Six Dots : a Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

WINNER:  Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say

WINNER:  Rescue & Jessica : a Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon

HONOR BOOK:  The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros, illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte


WINNER:  Just Ask! : Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Rafael López

HONOR BOOK:  A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey, illustrated by Mika Song

WINNER:  I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott, illustrated by Sydney Smith


  • All the Way to the Top : How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimentel, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali

  • Itzhak : a Boy Who Loved the Violin by Tracy Newman, illustrated by Abigail Halpin