Schneider Family Book Award

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Schneider Family Book Award
Awarded forartistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences
CountryUnited States
Presented byAmerican Library Association
First awarded2004
Websiteala.org/awardsgrants/schneider-family-book-award

The Schneider Family Book Award is an award given by the American Library Association (ALA) recognizing authors and illustrators for the excellence of portrayal of the disability experience in literature for youth.[1] There is a category for children's books, books appealing to middle grade readers and for young adult literature.[2][3] The award has been given since 2004.[4] The award was founded by Dr. Katherine Schneider, who was the first blind student to graduate from the Kalamazoo Public School system.[5] Schneider had been helped through school as a child by a librarian at the Michigan Library for the Blind who provided books in Braille to her.[5] The award is given out annually and the winners are announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.[6]

Criteria[edit]

  • The person with the disability may be the protagonist or a secondary character.
  • Definition of disability: Dr. Schneider has intentionally allowed for a broad interpretation by her wording, the book “must portray some aspect of living with a disability, whether the disability is physical, mental, or emotional.” This allows each committee to decide on the qualifications of particular titles.
  • Books with death as the main theme are generally disqualified.
  • The books must be published in English.
  • The award may be given posthumously.
  • Term of eligibility extends to publications from the preceding year.
  • Books previously discussed and voted on are not eligible again. [7]

Winners[edit]

Schneider Family Book Award [8]
Year Category Recipient Title Citation Reference
2019 Young Children Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Winner [9]
2019 Middle School Leslie Connor The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Winner
2019 Teen Mark Oshiro Anger is a Gift Winner
2019 Young Children Jessie Oliveros, illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte The Remember Balloons Honor [10]
2019 Middle School Jacqueline West The Collectors Honor
2019 Teen Kelly Jensen (ed.) (Don’t ) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health Honor
2018 Young Children Allen Say Silent Days, Silent Dreams Winner [11]
2018 Middle School Shari Green Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess Winner
2018 Teen Whitney Gardner You're Welcome, Universe Winner
2017 Young Children Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov Six Dots: A Story of Young Loiuis Braille Winner [12]
2017 Middle School Jason Reynolds As Brave As You Winner
2017 Teen Emery Lord When We Collided Winner
2016 Young Children Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Winner [13]
2016 Middle School Lynda Mullaly Hunt Fish in a Tree Winner
2016 Middle School Kimberly Brubaker Bradley The War That Saved My Life Winner
2016 Teen Teresa Toten The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B Winner
2015 Young Children Alan Rabinowitz, illustrated by Catia Chien A Boy and a Jaguar Winner [14]
2015 Middle School Ann M. Martin Rain Reign Winner
2015 Teen Gail Giles Girls Like Us Winner
2014 Young Children Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet A Splash of Red : The Life and Art of Horace Pippin Winner [15]
2014 Middle School Merrie Haskell Handbook for Dragon Slayers Winner
2014 Teen Elizabeth Wein Rose Under Fire Winner
2013 Young Children Claire Alexander Back to Front and Upside Down! Winner [16]
2013 Middle School Sarah Lean A Dog Called Homeless Winner
2013 Teen Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am Winner
2012 Young Children No award given No award given None [17]
2012 Middle School Joan Bauer Close to Famous Winner [18]
2012 Middle School Brian Selznick Wonderstruck Winner
2012 Teen Wendelin Van Draanen The Running Dream Winner
2011 Young Children George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril The Pirate of Kindergarten Winner [19]
2011 Middle School Jordan Sonnenblick After Ever After Winner
2011 Teen Antony John Five Flavors of Dumb Winner
2010 Young Children Bonnie Christensen Django Winner [20]
2010 Middle School Nora Raleigh Baskin Anything But Typical Winner
2010 Teen Francisco X. Stork Marcelo in the Real World Winner
2009 Young Children Robert Andrew Parker Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum Winner [21]
2009 Middle School Leslie Connor Waiting for Normal Winner
2009 Teen Jonathan Friesen Jerk, California Winner
2008 Young Children Andrea Stenn Stryer, illustrated by Bert Dodson Kami and the Yaks Winner [22]
2008 Middle School Tracie Vaughn Zimmer Reaching for Sun Winner
2008 Teen Ginny Rorby Hurt Go Happy Winner
2007 Young Children Paul DuBois and Pete Seeger, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie The Deaf Musicians Winner [23]
2007 Middle School Cynthia Lord Rules Winner
2007 Teen Louis Sachar Small Steps Winner
2006 Young Children Myron Uhlberg, illustrated by Colin Bootman Dad, Jackie and Me Winner [24]
2006 Middle School Kimberly Fusco Newton Tending to Grace Winner
2006 Teen Adam Rapp Under the Wolf, Under the Dog Winner
2005 Young Children Diane Bertrand Gonzales, illustrated by Robert L. Sweetland My Pal Victor/Mi amigo, Victor Winner [25]
2005 Middle School Pam Muñoz Ryan Becoming Naomi León Winner
2005 Teen Samantha Abeel My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir Winner
2004 Young Children Glenna Lang Looking Out For Sarah Winner [26]
2004 Middle School Pam Muñoz Ryan A Mango Shaped Space Winner
2004 Teen Andrew Clements Things Not Seen Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heasley, Shaun (25 January 2016). "Children's Books Honored For Portraying Disability Experience". Disability Scoop. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ Verbeten, Sharon Korbeck (2005). "Book Award Patron Tells Her Compelling Story". Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children. 3 (2): 18. Retrieved 8 February 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  3. ^ "Schneider Family Book Award". American Library Association. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ Klipper, Barbara (2011). "Great Reads, Intriguing Characters: The Schneider Family Book Award Winners". Young Adult Library Services. 9 (3): 6–7. Retrieved 8 February 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  5. ^ a b Wojahn, Rebecca Hogue (2007). "The Schneider Family Book Award". Book Links. 7 (2): 38–40. Retrieved 8 February 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  6. ^ McMillen, Donna (2007). "Behind the Scenes for YALSA: The Schneider Family Book Award Committee". Young Adult Library Services. 5 (3): 7–8. Retrieved 8 February 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  7. ^ "How to Apply". Schneider Family Book Award. ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Schneider Family Book Award". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  10. ^ "2019 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  11. ^ "2018 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  12. ^ "2017 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  13. ^ "2016 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  14. ^ "2015 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  15. ^ "2014 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  16. ^ "2013 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  17. ^ "2013 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  18. ^ "2013 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  19. ^ "2011 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  20. ^ "2010 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  21. ^ "2009 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  22. ^ "2008 Winner(s)". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  23. ^ "2007 Winner(s)". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  24. ^ "2006 Winner(s)". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  25. ^ "2005 Winner(s)". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  26. ^ "2004 Winner(s)". ALA. Retrieved 31 March 2019.

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