2019 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.

 

  Rained out    

A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes

The Field by Baptiste Paul;
illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara

Water Land by Christy Hale

 

 
  Singing the blues  

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

 

 
  Marked absent  

Dear Substitute by Liz Garton Scanlon
and Audrey Vernick; illus. by Chris Raschka

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

 

 
  Unprepared  

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

 

 
  Unshared  

Pie Is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard;
illus. by Jason Chin

 

 
  Lost their way  

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

 

 
  Didn't click  

Photographic by Isabel Quintero; illus. by Zeke Peña

 

 
  Thought it was all sewn up  

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

 

 
  No. Wall.  

The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

 

 


From the July/August 2019 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards. See how The Horn Book reviewed the 2019 Mind the Gap Award recipients here. For more speeches, profiles, and articles click the tag ALA 2019.

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