2020 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.


Misplaced A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein; illus. by Jerry Pinkney

A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata; illus. by Julia Kuo
Adrift River by Elisha Cooper

Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly; illus. by Lian Cho
Muted The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson
Lost in space Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare

The Year We Fell from Space by Amy Sarig King; illus. by Nina Goffi
Lost the battle
Lovely War by Julie Berry
Lost weekend Saturday by Oge Mora
Left empty-handed Two Brothers, Four Hands by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan; illus. by Hadley Hooper
Size doesn't matter The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol

Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin; illus. by Blanca Gómez

Small in the City by Sydney Smith
Some dreams are just...

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

...but no glory Guts by Raina Telgemeier


From the July/August 2020 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards. See how The Horn Book reviewed the 2020 Mind the Gap Award recipients here. For more speeches, profiles, and articles click the tag ALA 2020.

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