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2018 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA

2018 Mind the Gap Awards

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

Shuttered Windows by Julia Denos, illus. by E. B. Goodale
Silenced The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Eugene Yelchin
Cracked Egg by Kevin Henkes
Rained out A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Derailed Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
Defeated Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin
The elephant in the room How to Be an Elephant by Katherine Roy
Thrown to the wolves The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen
…but not his ALAYMA’s The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell
When’s my banquet? When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Christian Robinson
The shoe must go on It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier
One lost award One Last Word by Nikki Grimes
Not near enough You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

From the July/August 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards. See how The Horn Book reviewed the 2018 Mind the Gap Award recipients here. For more speeches, profiles, and articles click the tag ALA 2018.

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