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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Sibert Award Picks


We have both served on the Sibert Award committee in past years, so we are quite familiar with the award criteria. Based on the books we have read in 2022, here are our favorites for the 2023 Sibert Award.

Calkins Creek

Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky
by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
illustrated by Daniel Minter
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

by Angela Joy
illustrated by Janelle Washington
Roaring Brook Press

How to Build a Human In Seven Evolutionary Steps
by Pamela S. Turner
art by John Gurche

Numb to This: Memoir of a Mass Shooting
by Kindra Neely
Little, Brown and Company

by Elizabeth Partridge
illustrated by Lauren Tamaki

by Jason Chin
Neal Porter Books

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