Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor 2016

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The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Committee 2016

Our heartfelt thanks to Elizabeth C. Overmyer, Gratia Banta, Alan Bern, Alexandra Burns, Nick M. Glass, Eric Gomez, Susan Dove Lempke, Grace W. Ruth and Jennifer R. Sommer of the The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Committee for their hard work and dedication in reviewing 2015’s children’s non-fiction collection for the Sibert.  Non-fiction writers are so lucky to have dedicated professionals like you that see the power of informational books to connect and compel young readers to citizenship.

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers) is honored to join Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans written and illustrated by Don Brown (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March written by Lynda Blackmon Lowery as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, illustrated by PJ Loughran (Dial Books) and Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Candlewick Press) as a 2016 Sibert Honor Book.

Special congratulations to Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books for Young Readers), the Sibert Award winner.


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