Schneider Family Book Award

About the Schneider Family Book Award The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
Click here for the Schneider Family Book Award Manual (PDF)
Bibliography of Children's Books about the Disability Experience (pdf)

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Teen Book

2019 Winner(s)

Anger Is a Gift

written by Mark Oshiro and published by A Tor Teen Book, Tom Doherty Associates

2019 Honor(s)

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health
edited by Kelly Jensen and published by Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing

Middle School Book

2019 Winner(s)

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

written by Leslie Connor and published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

2019 Honor(s)

The Collectors
written by Jacqueline West and published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Young Children's Book

2019 Winner(s)

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

written by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon and published by Candlewick Press

2019 Honor(s)

The Remember Balloons
written by Jessie Oliveros, illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Children