Award Winners 2021

These young adult titles won at least one award starting in December 2020 and through 2021.

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I will see you again - Boivin, Lisa, 1970-

Summary: "When the author learns of the death of her brother overseas, she embarks on a journey to bring him home. Through memories and dreams of all they shared together, she follows Dene teachings to find...

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Best Books: American Indians in Children's Literature

Apple : skin to the core : a memoir in words and pictures - Gansworth, Eric, 1965-

Summary: "The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside." Eric Gansworth is telling his story in Apple (Skin to...

Contents: Apple Records -- The red album -- Dog Street. Side A ; Side B -- Get back -- Liner notes.

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Best Books: American Indians in Children's Literature

Best Multicultural Children's Books of 2020

Michael L. Printz Honor Award

All the days past, all the days to come - Taylor, Mildred D,

Summary: When she returns to her home in Mississippi after finishing law school, Cassie Logan becomes involved in voter registration drives and other aspects of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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Best Multicultural Children's Books of 2020

Children's Literature Legacy Award: Mildred D. Taylor

Coretta Scott King Honor Award

We are not from here - Torres Sanchez, Jenny,

Summary: Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But, none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that...

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Best Multicultural Children's Books of 2020

Pura Belpré Young Adult Honor Award

Dragon hoops - Yang, Gene Luen,

Summary: Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches especially the high school's basketball team, the Dragons.

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Best Multicultural Children's Books of 2020

Michael L. Printz Honor Award

They went left - Hesse, Monica,

Summary: "Zofia, a teenage Holocaust survivor, travels across post-war Europe as she searches for her younger brother and seeks to rebuild her shattered life"--

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Sydney Taylor Silver Award

Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir - Feder, Tyler,

Summary: "Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir"--

Contents: Maw -- Uh-oh -- Compartmentalization -- The worst day -- Making arrangements -- The death circus, part 1 -- The death circus, part 2 -- The new normal -- The good, the bad, and the awkward (but...

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Sydney Taylor Gold Award

This light between us : a novel of World War II - Fukuda, Andrew Xia,

Summary: In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki of Bainbridge Island, Washington, is horrified to discover that his new pen pal, Charlie Lévy of Paris, France, is a girl, but in spite of his initial reluctance,...

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Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature

Displacement - Hughes, Kiku,

Summary: On a visit to San Francisco, Kiku finds herself transported in time back to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World...

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Asian/Pacific American Honor Award

The rise and fall of Charles Lindbergh - Fleming, Candace,

Summary: "A riveting biography of one of America's most celebrated heroes, and most complicated, troubled men, Charles Lindbergh"--

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

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