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AJL offers three annual literary prizes. Winning authors and illustrators receive accolades and honoraria at the Association’s annual conference. AJL’s awards draw attention to the best in Jewish literature and scholarship each year, encouraging publication and purchase of high-quality Jewish writing.

The Sydney Taylor Book Award for children’s and teen literature

The Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award for unpublished manuscripts targeting ages 8-13

The Judaica Reference & Bibliography Awards for academic scholarship