Awards: National Jewish Book; Golden Kite

The winners of the Jewish Book Council's 2017 National Jewish Book Awards have been announced. The Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award was given to Francine Klagsbrun for Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel (Schocken).

David E. Fishman won the inaugural Holocaust Award, in memory of Ernest W. Michel, for The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasurebs from the Nazis  (ForeEdge). David Grossman took the J.J. Greenberg Fiction Award for A Horse Walks into a Bar by (Knopf), while Rachel Kadish's The Weight of Ink (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) received the Miller Family Book Club Award; and Barren Island by Carol Zoref (New Issues Poetry & Prose/Western Michigan University) won the Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction.

Other winners and finalists in several categories can be seen here. The winners will be honored on March 6 in New York City.


Winners of the 2017 Golden Kite Awards, presented to children's book authors and artists by their peers and sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, are:

Golden Kite Award Winners:
Middle Grade Fiction: See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng (Dial Books)

Non-Fiction for Older Readers: Vincent and Theo by Debora Heiligman (Godwin Books/Holt)
Non-Fiction for Younger Readers: Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford (Candlewick Press)
Picture Book Illustration: Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak (Holt)

Picture Book Text: There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi (Candlewick Press)

Young Adult Fiction: What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold (Carolrhoda Lab)

Sid Fleischman Award Winner: The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game by Crystal Allen (Balzer & Bray)

Golden Kite Honor Books:
Middle Grade Fiction:
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books)
One Good Thing About America by Ruth Freeman (Holiday House)
Picture Book Text: The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy (Scholastic Press)

Picture Book Illustration: Fallingwater by LeUyen Pham (Roaring Brook)
Young Adult Fiction:
Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens (Harper Teen)
Calling My Name by Liara Tamani (Greenwillow Books)

The awards will be presented on February 2 during SCBWI's winter conference in New York.

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