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Schneider Family Book Award

From the ALA website, "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." Each year the awards typically include one book targeted to children, one to tween-age readers, and one to teens. Earlier this week, the 2014 awards were announced.


2014 Teen Winner

Rose under fire by Elizabeth Wein






2014 Middle Grade Winner

Handbook for dragon slayers by Merrie Haskell






2014 Youth Winner

A splash of red: the life and art of Horace Pippin by written by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet





Past Winners Include:


A dog called Homeless by Sarah Lean

Back to front and upside down by Claire Alexander

Close to famous by Joan Bauer


Five flavors of Dumb by Antony John

The pirate of kindergarten by George Ella Lyon ; illustrated by Lynne Avril

After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick

Django by Bonnie Christensen

Marcelo in the real world by Francisco X. Stork

Anything but typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Waiting for normal by Leslie Connor


Hurt go happy by Ginny Rorby

Kami and the yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer ; illustrated by Bert Dodson


Small steps by Louis Sachar

The deaf musicians by Pete Seeger and Paul DuBois Jacobs ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Rules by Cynthia Lord


Dad, Jackie, and me by written by Myron Uhlberg ; illustrated by Colin Bootman



Looking out for Sarah by written and illustrated by Glenna Lang

Things not seen by Andrew Clements