Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Yes, Another Award!

This time it's the Sydney Taylor Award! This award is given by the Association of Jewish Librarians to outstanding books for children that authentically portray the Jewish experience. It's named after the author of The All-of-a-Kind Famiy books, which were pretty much the first mainstream children's fiction titles about a Jewish family.

This year's winner for Older Readers is Brooklyn Bridge, about a 14-year-old immigrant boy, in 1903 Brooklyn, whose life changes completely after his parents invent the teddy bear. (Based on a true story!)

Check out the full list here.

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