SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Crystal Kite Winners 2020

Presented annually to PAL books that represent excellence in the field of children’s literature, the Crystal Kites Awards are peer-selected, voted on by SCBWI members from local regions. Congratulations to our wonderful 2020 winners for books published in 2019, listed here by division. 

For more information about submitting to the Crystal Kites, visit our official award description page.
For more information about each of the winners (and to purchase the title if provided), click on the book covers.

 

Atlantic
(Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Wash DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland)

HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE
Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor
Laurie Wallmark (Katy Wu, illustrator)

 

Australia, New Zealand

CATCH A FALLING STAR
Meg McKinlay

 

California, Hawaii

THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL
Stacey Heather Lee

 

Canada

SMALL WORLD
Ishta Mercurio-Wentworth, (Jen Corace, illustrator)

 

Europe, Latin America, Africa

SWISSTORY:
The Untold, Bloody, and Absolutely Real History of Switzerland
Laurie Theurer (Michael Meister, illustrator)

 

Mid South Division
(Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana)

POETREE
Shauna LaVoy Reynolds & Shahrzad Maydani (illustrator)

 

Middle East, India, Asia

INDIGO GIRL
Suzanne Kamata

 

Mid West Division
(Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio)

JUST LIKE RUBE GOLDBERG
Sarah Aronson (Robert Neubecker, illustrator)

 

New England
(Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island)

THE BRIDGE HOME
Padma Venkatraman

 

New York

THE LITTLE GREEN GIRL
Lisa Anchin

 

South East Division
(Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama)

THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST:
The True Story of Jadav Payeng
Sophia Gholz & Kayla Harren (illustrator)

 

South West Division
(Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Southern Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico)

TRUMAN
Jean Reidy (Lucy Ruth Cummins, illustrator)

 

Texas, Oklahoma

HER OWN TWO FEET:
A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight To Walk
Meredith Davis (Rebeka Uwitonze, co-author)

 

United Kingdom, Ireland

THE TIDE
Clare Welsh (Ashling Lindsay, illustrator)

 

Western Division
(Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota)

GHOST CAT
Kevan Atteberry

 

 

Last Updated June 2020