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Sibert Award for Nonfiction

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, established in 2001, is awarded annually
to the author of the most distinguished informational book published during the previous year.

2013:
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (j355.8251  Sheinkin)
Honor Books:
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd (j921 F854by)
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose (j598.33  Hoose)
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson (j910.453  Hopkinson)
2012:
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet (j921 Sa73s)
Honor Books:
Black & White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L Shuttlesworth and Eugene 'Bull' Connor by Larry Dane Brimner (j323.1  Brimner)
Drawing From Memory by Allen Say (j921 Sa99AAd)
The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson; ill. by Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell (j599.61  O'Connell)
Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer
2011:
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery (j598.71  Montgomery)
Honor Books:
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, ill. by Brian Floca (j792.84  Greenberg)
Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman (j921 L1314fr)
2010:
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone (j629.45  Stone)
Honor Books:
The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton; ill. by Tony Persiani
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca (j629.454  Floca)
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (j921 C725h)
2009:
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (j796.357  Nelson)
Honor Books:
Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and Rediscovery of the Past by James Deem (j573.3  Deem)
What to Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley (j921 L868k)
2008:
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis (j921 Si81AAw)
Honor Books:
Lightship by Brian Floca (j387.2  Floca)
Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic Bishop (j595.44  Bishop)
2007:
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh (j629.454  Thimmesh)
Honor Books:
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum (j323.1  Basum)
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery; photos by Nic Bishop (j599.2 Montgomery)
To Dance: A Memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel; artwork by Mark Siegel (j792.8028  Siegel)
2006:
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker (j973.757 Walker)
Honor Books:
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (j943.086 Bartoletti)
2005:
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman (j784.092 Freedman)
Honor Books:
Walt Whitman: Words for America by Barbara Kerley (j921 W5966k)
The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery (j595.44 Montgomery)
Sequoyah: The Man Who Gave His People Writing by James Rumford (j970.2 Se64r Foreign Language)
2004:
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (j614.541 Murphy)
Honor Books:
I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb; ill. by Julia Gorton (j551.518 Cobb)
2003:
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin ( j921 H638gi )
Honor Books:
Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 by Karen Blumenthal (j338.54 Blumenthal)
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos  (YA 921 G158AAh)
Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
(j759.19 Greenberg)
When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan (j784.092 Ryan)
2002:
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti  (j941.5081 Bartoletti)
Honor Books:
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren  (j940.5318 Warren)
Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (j759.9492 Greenberg)
Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee  (j624.55 Curlee)
2001:
Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado by Marc Aronson (j921 R138a)
Honor Books:
The Longitude Prize by Joan Dash  (j921 H246d)
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy (j974.71 Murphy)
My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal by Sophie Webb  (j598.441 Webb)
PEDRO AND ME: FRIENDSHIP, LOSS, AND WHAT I LEARNED by Judd Winick
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