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Sibert Medal

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. ALSC administers the award.

(Source: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal/index.cfm)


2013

[Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon]
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Winner
[Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon]
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Winner
[Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin]
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Honor Book
[Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95]
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
Honor Book
[Titanic: Voices from the Disaster]
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
Honor Book

2012

[Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade]
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
Winner
[Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene 'Bull' Connor]
Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene 'Bull' Connor
Honor Book
[Drawing from Memory]
Drawing from Memory
Honor Book
[The Elephant Scientist]
The Elephant Scientist
Honor Book
[Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem]
Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
Honor Book

2011

[Kakapo: Saving the World's Strangest Bird]
Kakapo: Saving the World's Strangest Bird
Winner
[Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring]
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring
Honor Book
[Lafayette and the American Revolution]
Lafayette and the American Revolution
Honor Book

2010

[Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream]
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
Winner
[Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice]
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Honor Book
[The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand New Colors]
The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand New Colors
Honor Book
[Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11]
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
Honor Book

2009

[We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball]
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Winner
[Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past]
Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past
Honor Book
[What to Do About Alice: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!]
What to Do About Alice: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
Honor Book

2008

[The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain]
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
Winner
[Lightship]
Lightship
Honor Book
[Spiders]
Spiders
Honor Book

2007

[Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon]
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
Winner
[Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement]
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement
Honor Book
[Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea]
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
Honor Book
[To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel]
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel
Honor Book

2006

[Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley]
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley
Winner
[Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow]
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
Honor Book

2005

[The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights]
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
Winner
[Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing]
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing
Honor Book
[The Tarantula Scientist]
The Tarantula Scientist
Honor Book
[Walt Whitman: Words for America]
Walt Whitman: Words for America
Honor Book

2004

[An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793]
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
Winner
[I Face the Wind]
I Face the Wind
Honor Book

2003

[The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler]
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler
Winner
[Action Jackson]
Action Jackson
Honor Book
[Hole in My Life]
Hole in My Life
Honor Book
[Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929]
Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929
Honor Book
[When Marian Sang]
When Marian Sang
Honor Book

2002

[Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850]
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Winner
[Brooklyn Bridge]
Brooklyn Bridge
Honor Book
[Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps]
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
Honor Book
[Vincent van Gogh]
Vincent van Gogh
Honor Book

2001

[Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado]
Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado
Winner
[Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America]
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America
Honor Book
[The Longitude Prize]
The Longitude Prize
Honor Book
[My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal]
My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal
Honor Book
[Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned]
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned
Honor Book