Michelle's Real Reads - Robert F. Sibert Awards

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, established by the Association for Library Service to Children in 2001, is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.   

2022 Medal Winner  

The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art by Cynthia Levinson, illustrated by Evanston Turk 

2022 Honor Titles 


Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper 


Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin 


Summertime Sleepers: Animals That Estivate by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen 


We Are Still Here! Native American Truths that Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frane Lessac 


The Great Stink How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter 

2021 Medal Winner 


Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera, written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann 

2020 Medal Winner 


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, written by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal 

2019 Medal Winner 


The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science, written by Joyce Sidman 

2018 Medal Winner 


Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961, written by Larry Dane Brimner 

2017 Medal Winner 

March: Book One: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell: 9781603093002:  Amazon.com: Books 

March: Book Three, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell 

2016 Medal Winner