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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2012

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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2012

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal was awarded for the first time in 2001 to Marc Aronson for SIR WALTER RALEIGH AND THE QUEST FOR EL DORADO. It is given to honor the authors, illustrators and/or photographers of the most distinguished informational book published for children in the preceding year. Informational books are defined as those written and illustrated to present, organize and interpret documentable factual material. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois.

-The winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

-Four Robert F. Sibert Honor Books were named: BLACK & WHITE: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor by Larry Dane Brimner; DRAWING FROM MEMORY written and illustrated by Allen Say; THE ELEPHANT SCIENTIST written by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson, photographs by Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell; and WITCHES!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem written and illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzer.