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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

I'm back from #ALAMW18 held in Denver, Colorado. It was an exciting adventure. In case you missed it, on Monday, February 12, the 2018 Youth Media Awards were announced at ALA's Midwinter meeting. I was thrilled with the titles chosen by the 2018 Robert F. Sibert Award Committee.  I can't believe I left off my best list Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner. It is an excellent book. I will be so happy when Cathy returns! (It should be soon) Two heads are always better than one.

I want to give a huge thank you to all the individuals on all the book award committees. They spend all their free time for a whole year reading and taking copious notes on hundreds and hundreds of books. (It's true!) Their dedication to the process is greatly appreciated.

The 2018 Sibert Honor Books

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee; illustrated by Man One

Grand Canyon 

Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability
written by Shane Burcaw; illustrated by Matt Carr

Sea Otter Heroes: the Predators That Saved an Ecosystem
written by Patricia Newman

And...the winner is...

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961


  1. There were so many terrific titles to choose from this year, and I'm so grateful.

    1. Larry: Congratulations! Looking forward to your speech in New Orleans. Keep writing. - Louise

  2. I'm glad these books were picked! I'm eager to read the Roy Choi one!

    1. Hi Mia -- I have not read Roy Choi either. Can't wait.

  3. So many of these titles were off of my radar. Our library doesn't have Roy Choi--have been meaning to request it since it won an Orbus Pictus honor. Just did so!