2022 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.


Still wishing

Wishes by Mượn Thị Văn; illus. by Victo Ngai

Billy Miller Makes a Wish by Kevin Henkes

Still dreaming Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler; illus. by Loren Long
Still imagining Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Christian Robinson
Still sending The Message by Michael Emberley
Not this time Time for Kenny by Brian Pinkney
Maybe maybe next time Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly
Unfulfilled The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate ­DiCamillo; illus. by Sophie Blackall
A legend in our minds The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor
The sky wasn't the limit

The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen

Off-Limits by Helen Yoon

Sat this one out A Sitting in St. James by Rita ­Williams-Garcia
We'd save this The One Thing You’d Save by Linda Sue Park; illus. by Robert Sae-Heng
Can't have your cake and medals, too Little Red and the Cat Who Loved Cake by Barbara Lehman
Scrubbed, er, snubbed The Big Bath House by Kyo Maclear; illus. by Gracey Zhang


From the July/August 2022 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards. See how The Horn Book reviewed the 2022 Mind the Gap Award recipients here. For speeches, profiles, and articles, click the tag ALA 2022.

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