Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Peter Mark Roget, whose boyhood passion for list-making and finding the right word for every situation, led him to create his “treasure house” of a book, the thesaurus. Bryant’s engaging, accessible narrative and Sweet’s delightfully detailed mixed media illustrations meld together to create “a marvel, a wonder, a surprise,” of a book.
Brown Girl Dreaming
Woodson’s eloquent and haunting memoir focuses on her family and her dream of becoming a writer.
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia
Fleming brilliantly delineates the tragic fall of the Russian royal family, contrasting their opulent lives with the primary source voices from the Rebellion.
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker is a dynamic dance of beautifully written verse and lively illustrations describing the life of the effervescent entertainer.
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands
With vivid paintings and clear, accessible text, Roy creates a heart-stopping look at what great white sharks do best—hunt for their next meal.
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
Tonatiuh draws upon traditional Mixtec codex art to tell the story of 11-year-old Sylvia Mendes, who helped end school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board of Education.