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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Young Children Winner

2020 Winner(s)

written by Sonia Sotomayor illustrated by Rafael López and published by Philomel Books An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, won the award for young children.

Young Children Honor Title

2020 Winner(s)

A Friend for Henry

by Jenn Bailey, illustrated by Mika Song and published by Chronicle Book LLC is the Schneider Family Book Award young children honor title

Middle Grade Winner

2020 Winner(s)

Song For A Whale

written by Lynne Kelly and published by Delacorte Press, An Imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC won the award for best middle grades title.

Middle Grade Honor

2020 Winner(s)

Each Tiny Spark

by Pablo Cartaya, and published by Koikla Penguin Young Readers Group An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC is the Schneider Family Book Award best middle grades honor title.  

Teen Honor

2020 Winner(s)

The Silence Between Us

by Alison Gervais and published by Blink is the Schneider Family Book Award teen honor title.

Teen Winner

2020 Winner(s)

Cursed

Cursed written by Karol Ruth Silverstein and published by Charlesbridge.