Sibert Medal Winners

The Robert F. Sibert Medal is presented annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished informational book for children published in English.

Lewis, John and Aydin, Andrew

The conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation.
Tonatiuh, Duncan

Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras--skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities--came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852-1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico's Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival
Bryant, Jen

Peter Mark Roget, whose boyhood passion for list-making and finding the right word for every situation, led him to create his â??treasure houseâ? of a book, the thesaurus. Bryantâ??s engaging, accessible narrative and Sweetâ??s delightfully detailed mixed media illustrations meld together to create â??a marvel, a wonder, a surprise,â? of a book.
Roth, Susan L.
J598.71 ROTH

"A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species"--Provided by publisher.
Sheinkin, Steve

Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
Sweet, Melissa

Tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Montgomery, Sy
J639.97 MONTG

On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last kakapo parrots on earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.
Stone, Tanya Lee
J629.45 STONE

When NASA was launched in 1958, 13 women proved they had as much of the right stuff as men to be astronauts, but their way to space was blocked by prejudice, insecurity, and a scrawled note written by one of Washington's most powerful men.
Nelson, Kadir
J796.357 NELSO

Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.
Sis, Peter

Award-winning author Peter S�­s takes readers on an extraordinary journey as he recalls his youth growing up in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s, when his country was on the Communist side of the Iron Curtain.
Thimmesh, Catherine
J629.454 THIMM

Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from "Apollo 11," the author captures the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the people behind the scenes who worked to make the first moon landing possible.
Walker, Sally M.
J973.7 WALKE

Contents: Prologue: A Lost Treasure -- A seafaring stealth weapon -- Climb aboard -- Disaster -- Lieutenant Dixon's mission -- A stunning discovery -- The Hunley talks -- Buried treasures -- In touch with the past -- Forensic tales -- Timeline -- Glossary
Freedman, Russell

In the mid-1930s, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civil rights movement of the time.
Murphy, Jim
J614.5 MURPH

It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name -- yellow fever -- but everything else about it is a mystery.
Giblin, James Cross

Hitler's life from his childhood to his last, desperate days in the bunker; includes photographs, maps and political cartoons.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
J941.5 BARTO

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people.
Aronson, Marc

Explores the amazing accomplishments and dismal failures of one of the most flamboyant figures of the Elizabethan age.