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2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award is for most distinguished informational book for children.

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Age
3-6
Grade
PK-1

Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Hardcover (Oct. 22, 2019)

“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” ―The New York Times Book Review

Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal. Fry bread is food.It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate.

Fry bread is time.It brings families together for meals and new memories.

Fry bread is …

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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

Antoinette Portis

Hey, Water!

Hardcover (March 26, 2019)
Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book.Hey, water! I know you! You're all around.Join a young girl as she explores her surroundings and sees that water is everywhere. But water doesn't always look the same, it doesn't always feel the same, and it shows up in lots of different shapes. Water can be a lake, it can be steam, it can be a tear, or it can … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Lori Alexander, Vivien Mildenberger

All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

Hardcover (Aug. 6, 2019)
For fans of the “Who Was” series, this lively, accessible, and full-color chapter book biography shows how a self-taught scientist was the first to observe the microbial life in and around us. By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity’s understanding of our oft-invisible world around us. Microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. But in Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s time, people believed that what they saw with their own eyes was … More
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Age
10-12
Grade
4-6

Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy

This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality

Hardcover (Jan. 8, 2019)
In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Uneasiness turned into anger, and even the Clinton Twelve themselves wondered if the easier thing to do would be to … More
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Age
12+
Grade
7-12

Nikki Grimes

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Hardcover (Oct. 8, 2019)
"This powerful story, told with the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow."--Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout"[A] testimony and a triumph."--Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way DownIn her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse.Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, … More
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