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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. Bookshare is pleased to offer the Medal winner for each year as well as including in this special collection those Honor books that are in the general collection.

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Year Award Title Author Action
2016 Honors Book Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March Loughran, Pj and Leacock, Elspeth and Lowery, Lynda Blackmon and Buckley, Susan
2015 Medal Winner The Right Word: Roget And His Thesaurus Sweet, Melissa and Bryant, Jen
2015 Honors Book Brown Girl Dreaming Woodson, Jacqueline
2015 Honors Book Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker Powell, Patricia Hruby and Robinson, Christian
2015 Honors Book Separate Is Never Equal : Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation Tonatiuh, Duncan
2015 Honors Book The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia Fleming, Candace
2014 Medal Winner Parrots Over Puerto Rico Trumbore, Cindy and Roth, Susan L.
2014 Honors Book A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin Sweet, Melissa and Bryant, Jen
2014 Honors Book Locomotive Floca, Brian
2013 Medal Winner Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Sheinkin, Steve
2013 Honors Book Electric Ben : The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin Byrd, Robert
2013 Honors Book Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 Hoose, Phillip
2013 Honors Book Titanic: Voices From the Disaster Hopkinson, Deborah
2012 Medal Winner Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Sweet, Melissa
2012 Honors Book The Elephant Scientist Jackson, Donna M. and O'Connell, Caitlin
2012 Honors Book Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem Schanzer, Rosalyn
2011 Medal Winner Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot Montgomery, Sy
2011 Honors Book Lafayette and the American Revolution Freedman, Russell
2010 Medal Winner Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Stone, Tanya Lee
2010 Honors Book Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Hoose, Phillip M.
2010 Honors Book Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Floca, Brian
2010 Honors Book The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors Barton, Chris
2009 Medal Winner We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Nelson, Kadir
2009 Honors Book Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past Deem, James M.
2008 Medal Winner The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Sís, Peter
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