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2017 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA

Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards.
The books that didn’t win.

Grounded The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

Before Morning by Joyce Sidman,
illustrated by Beth Krommes

Left at the altar The Best Man by Richard Peck
Some oversight! Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet
Alternative facts? The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Not this rodeo, pardner Presenting Buffalo Bill by Candace Fleming
Lightning didn’t strike Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie,
illustrated by Yuyi Morales
The day the music died Jazz Day by Roxane Orgill,
illustrated by Francis VallejoBurn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
I thought we were BFFs Best Frints in the Whole Universe
by Antoinette PortisEmma and Julia Love Ballet
by Barbara McClintock

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

From the July/August 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards. See how The Horn Book reviewed the 2017 Mind the Gap Award recipients here. For more speeches, profiles, and articles click the tag ALA 2017.





  1. Leonard Kim says:

    No season such delight can bring– When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano

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