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Robert F. Sibert Award Winners

     2010s  |   2000s  |

First presented in 2001, winning Sibert books are awarded to the author of "the most distinguished informational book
published during the preceding year." (ALA: Sibert Medal)

* indicates winning title

* The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus - Jen Bryant
Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia - Candace Fleming
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker - Patricia Hruby Powell
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands - Katherine Roy
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation - Duncan Tonatiuh

* Parrots Over Puerto Rico - Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin - Jen Bryant
Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard - Annette LeBlanc Cate
Locomotive - Brian Floca
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius - Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan

* Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon - Steve Sheinkin
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin - Robert Byrd
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 - Phillip M. Hoose
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster - Deborah Hopkinson

* Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade - Melissa Sweet
Black & White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene 'Bull' Connor - Larry Dane Brimner
Drawing from Memory - Allen Say
The Elephant Scientist - Caitlin O'Connell & Donna M. Jackson
Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem - Rosalyn Schanzer

* Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot - Sy Montgomery
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring - Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan
Lafayette and the American Revolution - Russell Freedman

* Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream - Tanya Lee Stone
The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors - Chris Barton
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 - Brian Floca
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice - Phillip Hoose

* We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball - Kadir Nelson
Bodies From the Ice: Melting Glaciers and Rediscovery of the Past - James M. Deem
What To Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! - Barbara Kerley

* The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain - Peter Sís
Lightship - Brian Floca
Nic Bishop Spiders - Nic Bishop

* Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon - Catherine Thimmesh
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement - Ann Bausum
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea - Sy Montgomery
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel - Siena Cherson Siegel

* Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley - Sally M. Walker
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow - Susan Campbell Bartoletti

* The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights - Russell Freedman
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing - James Rumford, translated into Cherokee by Anna Sixkiller Huckaby
The Tarantula Scientist - Sy Montgomery
Walt Whitman: Words for America - Barbara Kerley

* An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 - Jim Murphy
I Face the Wind - Vicki Cobb

* The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler - James Cross Giblin
Six Days In October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 - Karen Blumenthal
Hole In My Life - Jack Gantos
Action Jackson - Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan
When Marian Sang - Pam Muñoz Ryan

* Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 - Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps - Andrea Warren
Vincent Van Gogh - Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan
Brooklyn Bridge - Lynn Curlee

* Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado - Marc Aronson
The Longitude Prize - Joan Dash
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America - Jim Murphy
My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal - Sophie Webb
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned - Judd Winick

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