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Robert F. Sibert Medal winners and honor books, 2001-present


Medal Winner:
The Wall: Growing Up behind the Iron Curtain
by Peter Sís  (Farrar/Frances Foster)

Honor Books:
Lightship by written and illustrated by Brian Floca (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)
Nic Bishop Spiders written and photographed by Nic Bishop (Scholastic Nonfiction, an imprint of Scholastic)


Medal Winner:
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
 by Catherine Thimmesh  (Houghton)

Honor Books:
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum (National Geographic)
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea written by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop (Houghton)
To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel written by Siena Cherson Siegel, artwork by Mark Siegel (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson and Simon & Schuster/Aladdin)


Medal Winner:
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker  (Carolrhoda Books, Inc., a division of Lerner Publishing Group)

Honor Book:
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Scholastic Nonfiction, an imprint of Scholastic)


Medal Winner:
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights  by Russell Freedman  (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Company)

Honor Books:
Walt Whitman: Words for America written by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press/Scholastic Inc.)
The Tarantula Scientist written by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop (Houghton Mifflin Company)
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing written by James Rumford, translated into Cherokee by Anna Sixkiller Huckaby (Houghton Mifflin Company)


Medal Winner:
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Company)

Honor Book:
I Face the Wind written by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton (HarperCollins)


Medal Winner:
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin (Clarion)

Honor Books:
Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 by Karen Blumenthal (Atheneum)
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
Action Jackson written by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker(Roaring Brook Press/The Millbrook Press)
When Marian Sang written by Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)


Medal Winner:
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Houghton Mifflin Company)

Honor Books:
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren (HarperCollins)
Vincent van Gogh by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (Delacorte Press)
Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers)


Medal Winner:
Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado by Marc Aronson (Clarion Books)

Honor Books:
The Longitude Prize by Joan Dash; illustrated by Dusan Petricic (Frances Foster Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy.(Scholastic Press, a division of Scholastic Inc.)
My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal by Sophie Webb. (Houghton Mifflin Company)
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned by Judd Winick (Henry Holt and Company, LLC)


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