2021 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.

 

Stalled The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
   
Didn't fly How to Find a Bird by Jennifer Ward; illus. by Diana Sudyka
   
Missed its... Chance by Uri Shulevitz
   
Uncooked Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki
   
Unheard Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illus. by Brian Pinkney
   
Uncharted

Hike by Pete Oswald

The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann

In the Woods by David Elliott; illus. by Rob Dunlavey

Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin

   
Outvoted

The Next President by Kate Messner; illus. by Adam Rex

   
Burned out

Flamer by Mike Curato

   
Too much of an original

A Girl like Me by Angela Johnson; illus. by Nina Crews

   
Too much of a good thing

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes; illus. by Gordon C. James

   
Two much of a good thing

Twins by Varian Johnson; illus. by Shannon Wright

   
Gold and silver aren't, but... Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy; illus. by Ekua Holmes

 

From the July/August 2021 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards. See how The Horn Book reviewed the 2021 Mind the Gap Award recipients here. For more speeches, profiles, and articles click the tag ALA 2021.

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