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The 2008 Sydney Taylor Book Award and Manuscript Award

Swarner, Gershman, Levitin & Fleischman

Swarner, Gershman, Levitin & Fleischman

The Sydney Taylor Awards are sponsored by Jo Taylor Marshall, daughter of Sydney Taylor, and are administered by the Synagogue, School, and Centers Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries. The 2008 awards were presented at the Association of Jewish Libraries annual convention on June 24, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award were:

For Younger Readers: The Bedtime Sh’ma: A Good Night Book by Sarah Gershman, illustrated by Kristina Swarner, EKS Publishing, 2007

For Older Readers: The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman, Greenwillow Books, 2007

For Teen Readers: Strange Relations by Sonia Levitin, Knopf, 2007

The winner of the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award was:

Stealing the Show by Margaret Chaikin

40 min 25 sec


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