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Award Winners


The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. 2004- Present 


Teen Book: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Middle School: as brave as you by Jason Reynolds

Children's Book: Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov


Teen Book: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Middle School: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Children's Book: Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls


Teen Book: Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Middle School: Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Children's Book: A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz


Teen Book: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Middle School: Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

Children's Book: A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet


Teen Book: Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am by Peter Lerangis

Middle School: A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean

Children's Book: Back to Front and Upside Down! by Claire Alexander


Teen Book: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Middle School: Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Middle School: Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick


Teen Book: Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Middle School: After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

Children's Book: The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon. Illustrated by Lynne Avril


Teen Book: Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

Middle School: Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Children's Book: Django by Bonnie Christensen


Teen Book: Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen

Middle School: Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

Children's Book: Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum by Robert Andrew Parker


Teen Book: Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

Middle School: Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Children's Book: Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stern Stryer. Illustrated by Bert Dodson


Teen Book: Small Steps by Louis Sachar

Middle School: Rules by Cynthia Lord

Children's Book: The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger and Paul DuBois Jacobs. Illustrated by Gregory R. Christie


Teen Book: Under the Wolf, Under the Dog by Adam Rapp

Middle School: Tending to Grace by Kimberly Newton Fusco

Children's Book: Dad, Jackie, and Me by Colin Bootman


Teen Book: My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir by Samantha Abeel

Middle School: Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Children's Book: My Pal Victor/Mi amigo, Victor by Diane Gonzales, Illustrated by Robert L. Sweetland


Teen Book: Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

Middle School: A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

Children's Book: Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang