WINNERS! 2023 Mock Sydney Taylor Book Awards

We are pleased to announce our third year of Mock Sydney Taylor Book Awards! The top Jewish juvenile books published in 2022 were chosen from our shortlist by popular vote. Thank you to the many people who helped us select these titles! Click on the links to read the reviews.


Mock Winner: Alone Together on Dan Street by Erica Cohen  Lyons

Mock Honor: The Tower of Life by Chana Stiefel

Mock Notable: The Very Best Sukkah by Shoshana Nambi


Mock Winner: Aviva vs. the Dybbuk by Mari Lowe

Mock Honor: Honey and Me by Meira Drazin

Mock Notable: Black Bird, Blue Road by Sofiya Pasternack


Mock Winner: The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum

Mock Honor: Some Kind of Hate by Sarah Darer Littman

Mock Notable: When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb

The Real Sydney Taylor Book Awards will be announced on Monday, January 30, 2023 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.


  1. Amazing choices! I hope the official committee chooses so well!


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