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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2017


Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2017

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, administers the award.

- The winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award is MARCH: Book Three created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.

- Four Sibert Honor Books were named: GIANT SQUID written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann; SACHIKO: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story written by Caren Stelson; UPROOTED: The Japanese American Experience During World War II written by Albert Marrin; and WE WILL NOT BE SILENT: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler written by Russell Freedman.
March: Book Three written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell - Graphic Novel

August 2, 2016

Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and bestselling March trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann - Picture Book

September 27, 2016

The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind. An injured whale's ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in the whale's belly; a flash of ink dispersed as a blinding defense to allow the squid to escape --- these fragments of proof were all we had...until a giant squid was finally filmed in its natural habitat only two years ago.

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson - Nonfiction

October 1, 2016

This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson chronicles Sachiko's trauma and loss as well as her long journey to find peace. This book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Marrin - History

October 25, 2016

Just 75 years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years. How could this have happened? UPROOTED takes a close look at the history of racism in America and carefully follows the treacherous path that led one of our nation’s most beloved presidents to make this decision. Meanwhile, it also illuminates the history of Japan and its own struggles with racism and xenophobia, which led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ultimately tying the two countries together.

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman - History

May 3, 2016


Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. Risking imprisonment or even execution, the White Rose members distributed leaflets urging Germans to defy the Nazi government.