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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winners

Description: The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.


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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

by Russell Freedman

The dramatic, disturbing story of the small group of university students who dared to distribute leaflets condemning Hitler and his policies. Several paid with their lives.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2017

Award: Honors Book

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II

by Albert Marrin

Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years....

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2017

Award: Honors Book

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

by Duncan Tonatiuh

A 2016 Sibert Award Winner and Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book, Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras--skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities--came to be.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2016

Award: Medal Winner

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

by Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley and Lynda Blackmon Lowery and Pj Loughran

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2016

Award: Honors Book

The Right Word: Roget And His Thesaurus

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Award: Medal Winner

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

by Christian Robinson and Patricia Hruby Powell

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Award: Honors Book

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

by Candace Fleming

"Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman's Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin's Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Award: Honors Book

Separate Is Never Equal : Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Sylvia Mendez was denied enrollment to a "Whites only" school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Award: Honors Book

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature and a Newbery Honor Book. Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2015

Award: Honors Book

Parrots Over Puerto Rico

by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

A picture book telling the intertwined histories of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, culminating with current efforts to save the parrots from extinction.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

Award: Medal Winner

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet

As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

Award: Honors Book

Locomotive

by Brian Floca

Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

Award: Honors Book

Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

by Steve Sheinkin

This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

Award: Medal Winner

Electric Ben : The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

by Robert Byrd

Being one of the most far-sighted of the early American leaders, Benjamin Franklin possessed a brilliant, questioning mind which drove him to achieve success in a remarkable variety of enterprises--as a scientist, writer, inventor, philosopher, publisher, and statesman.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

Award: Honors Book

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

by Phillip Hoose

Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning author Phillip Hoose tells the extraordinary story of one bird's strength, adaptability, and determination.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

Award: Honors Book

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster

by Deborah Hopkinson

Critically acclaimed nonfiction author Deborah Hopkinson pieces together the story of the TITANIC and that fateful April night, drawing on the voices of survivors and archival photographs.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

Award: Honors Book

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

by Melissa Sweet

2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2012

Award: Medal Winner

The Elephant Scientist

by Donna M. Jackson and Caitlin O'Connell

In the sprawling African scrub desert of Etosha National Park, they call her "the mother of all elephants."

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2012

Award: Honors Book

Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem

by Rosalyn Schanzer

In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch, mumble, and contort their bodies into strange shapes. The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2012

Award: Honors Book

Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot

by Sy Montgomery

On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2011

Award: Medal Winner

Lafayette and the American Revolution

by Russell Freedman

When the Marquis de Lafayette ran off to join the American Revolution against the explicit orders of the king of France, he was a strong-willed nineteen-year-old who had never set foot on a battlefield.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2011

Award: Honors Book

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

by Tanya Lee Stone

When NASA was launched in 1958, 13 women proved they had as much of the right stuff as men to be astronauts, but their way to space was blocked by prejudice, insecurity, and a scrawled note written by one of Washington's most powerful men.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Medal Winner

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

by Brian Floca

Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Honors Book

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

by Phillip M. Hoose

When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.' 2009 National Book Award winner for Children's Literature.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Honors Book

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors

by Chris Barton

Brothers Joe and Bob Switzer were quite different. Bob, a hard worker and planner, wanted to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving. Together they invented a whole new kind of color!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Honors Book


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