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AWARD WINNERS: Sibert Informational Book Medal


The Sibert Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.

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AWARD WINNERS: Sibert Informational Book Medal

The Sibert Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.


Parrots over Puerto Rico Juvenile Book Parrots over Puerto Rico
2014 Winner. "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.

Roth, Susan L., author.
J 597.7097 ROTH
Bomb : the race to build--  and steal-- the world's most dangerous weapon Juvenile Book Bomb : the race to build-- and steal-- the world's most dangerous weapon
2013 Winner. 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.

Sheinkin, Steve.
J 623.4511 SHEINKI
Balloons over Broadway : the true story of the puppeteer of Macy's Parade book Balloons over Broadway : the true story of the puppeteer of Macy's Parade
2012 Winner. Award-winning artist Sweet 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.

Sweet, Melissa, 1956-
E 791.5309 SWEET
Kakapo rescue : saving the world's strangest parrot Juvenile Book Kakapo rescue : saving the world's strangest parrot
2011 Winner. On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 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.

Montgomery, Sy.
J 639.9787 MONTGOM
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream Juvenile Book Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream
2010 Winner. When America created NASA in 1958, there was an unspoken rule: to be an astronaut, you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government.

Stone, Tanya Lee.
J 629.45 STONE
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball Juvenile Book We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
2009 Winner. 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.

Nelson, Kadir.
J 796.3576 NELSON
The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain book The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain
2008 Winner. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe.

Si?s, Peter, 1949-
943.704 SIS
Team Moon : how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the moon Juvenile Book Team Moon : how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the moon
2007 Winner. Culled from direct quotes from the people behind the scenes, NASA transcripts, national archives and NASA photos, the whole story of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing emerges.

Thimmesh, Catherine.
J 629.454 THIMMES
Secrets of a Civil War submarine : solving the mysteries of the H.L. Hunley Teen Book Secrets of a Civil War submarine : solving the mysteries of the H.L. Hunley
2006 Winner. Fascinating story of the Confederate submarine.

Walker, Sally M.
TEEN 973.757 WALKER
The voice that challenged a nation : Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights Teen Book The voice that challenged a nation : Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights
2005 Winner. 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.

Freedman, Russell.
TEEN BIO ANDERSO FREEDMA
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