Save the Dates!

As we wrap up our fourth year of reviewing Jewish books for children and teens on The Sydney Taylor Shmooze, we are excitedly looking forward to choosing our Mock award winners! Here's what you can expect, and how you can be a part of it.

  • Sunday-Tuesday January 7-9, 2024 Voting Round 1. Anyone may vote (except for current members of AJL's Sydney Taylor Book Award committee). Voters may select one favorite title in each of three categories (Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult).
  • Wednesday-Friday January 10-12, 2024 Voting Round 2. The top books that scored highest in Round 1 will be on the second ballot, again in three categories.
  • Tuesday January 16, 2024 Mock Winners and Mock Honor Books will be announced!
  • Monday January 22, 2024 The Real Sydney Taylor Book Award winners, honors, and notable books will be announced at ALA's LibLearnX Youth Media Awards!
  • February 2024 A Real Award blog tour will showcase the Real Winners.