WINNERS! 2022 Mock Sydney Taylor Book Award

We are pleased to announce our second year of Mock Sydney Taylor Book Awards! The top Jewish juvenile books published in 2021 were chosen by popular vote, and over 1000 votes were cast. Thank you to the many people who helped us select these titles! Click on the links to read the reviews.


Mock Winner: Osnat and Her Dove: The True Story of the World's First Female Rabbi by Sigal Samuel

Mock Honor: Planting Friendship: Peace, Salaam, Shalom by Melissa Stoller, Callie Metler, and Shirin Rahman

Mock Notable: Let Liberty Rise! How America's Schoolchildren Helped Save the Statue of Liberty by Chana Stiefel


Mock Winner: The Unfinished Corner by Dani Colman

Mock Honor: Sorry for Your Loss by Joanne Levy

Mock Notable: Starfish by Lisa Fipps


Mock Winner: The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

Mock Honor: Rebel Daughter by Lori Kauffman

Mock Notable The Last Words We Said by Leah Scheier

 The Real Sydney Taylor Book Awards will be announced on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards event. Tune in live at 9am ET at or watch later on ALA's YouTube channel. Won't it be interesting to see how close the Mock Awards come to guessing what books win the Real Award?