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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

Middle Grade Category


WINNER:  A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

WINNER:  Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan

WINNER:  Tending to Grace by Kimberly Fusco Newton

WINNER:  Rules by Cynthia Lord

WINNER:  Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

WINNER:  Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor


WINNER:  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

WINNER:  After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick


  • Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

  • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

WINNER:  A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean

WINNER:  Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

WINNER:  Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin


  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

WINNER:  As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

WINNER:  Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green

WINNER:  The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

HONOR BOOK:  The Collectors by Jacqueline West


WINNER:  Song for a Whale by Kelly Lynne

HONOR BOOK:  Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya

WINNER:  Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte


  • Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! by Sarah Kapit

  • When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, illustrated by Victoria Jamieson, color by Iman Geddy