Sibert Medal 2016

most distinguished informational book

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 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.

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Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
2016 Sibert Medal - Winner
Presents the life of the Mexican artist, who became famous for his drawings of skeletons in multiple everyday poses which have become identified with the Mexican Day of the Dead.
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Author: Don Brown
2016 Sibert Medal - Honor
Presents a graphic account of the events of Hurricane Katrina and its effects on the city of New Orleans and its people, detailing the selflessness, heroism, and courage, while also noting the incompetence, racism, and criminality.
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Author: Phillip Hoose
2016 Sibert Medal - Honor
The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion.
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Author: Lynda Blackmon Lowery
2016 Sibert Medal - Honor
A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic Civil Rights events.
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Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
2016 Sibert Medal - Honor
Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer