The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. The award memorializes Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series.
Michael J. Rosen and Robert Sabuda, author and artist of Chanukah Lights
, Susan Goldman Rubin, author of Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein
, and Robert Sharenow, author of The Berlin Boxing Club
, are the 2012 winners of the prestigious Sydney Taylor Book Award. The awards were announced at the mid-winter meeting of the Association of Jewish Libraries.
The winners were revealed at the 2012 council meeting of the Association of Jewish Libraries in January, 2012 in Manhattan, NY. Awards chair Barbara Bietz made the official announcement, and shared her thoughts on this year’s winners in this interview, originally recorded for The Book of Life at bookoflifepodcast.com
and cross-posted here by permission.
for the 2012 press release and full list of award, honor and notable books.
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