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Golden Kite Awards Program

 

 

SCBWI

GOLDEN KITE AWARDS VIRTUAL PRESENTATION 

Friday, February 19, 2021

 

 

PROGRAM ORDER 

 

Welcome

Lin Oliver

 

Remarks by Our Guest Speaker

Jennifer Garner

 

Golden Kite Award for Middle Grade/Young Reader Fiction

Presented by Lisa Yee

 

Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text

Presented by Meg Medina

 

Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction for Younger Readers

Presented by Lesa Cline-Ransome

 

Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration

Presented by Pat Cummings

 

Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction for Older Readers

Presented by Linda Sue Park

 

Golden Kite Award for Illustrated Book for Older Readers

Presented by Eugene Yelchin

 

Golden Kite Award for Young Adult Fiction

Presented by Stacey Lee

 

Sid Fleischman Humor Award

Presented by Arthur A. Levine

 

Farewell

 

The Golden Kite Awards, instituted in 1973, are the most prestigious children’s literary awards judged by a jury of peers. Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman winners receive $2,500 plus an additional $1,000 to donate to a non-profit organization of their choice. Each honor winner receives $500 plus an additional $250 to donate. Our congratulations to all!

 


 

GOLDEN KITE FINALISTS

 

 

MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG READER FICTION 

 

Phil Bildner: A High Five for Glen Burke, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley: Fighting Words, published by Dial Books for Young Readers

Leah Henderson: The Magic in Changing Your Stars, published by Sterling Children’s Books

Pam Muñoz Ryan: Mañanaland, published by Scholastic Press

Renée Watson: Ways to Make Sunshine, published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

 

 

 

PICTURE BOOK TEXT 

 

Marsha Diane Arnold: Lights Out, illustrated by Susan Reagan, published by Creative Editions

Derrick Barnes: I Am Every Good Thing, illustrated by Gordon C. James, published by Nancy Paulsen Books

Tami Charles: All Because You Matter, illustrated by Bryan Collier, published by Orchard Books

Carole Lindstrom: We Are Water Protectors, illustrated by Michaela Goade, published by Roaring Brook Press

Phoebe Wahl: The Blue House, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

 

 

 

NONFICTION TEXT FOR YOUNGER READERS 

 

Gary Golio: Dark Was the Night: Blind Willie Johnson’s Journey to the Stars, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, published by Nancy Paulsen Books

Mary Beth Leatherdale: Terry Fox and Me, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic, published by Lee & Low

Sandra NickelNacho’s Nachos: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack, illustrated by
Oliver Dominguez, published by Tundra Books

Meeg Pincus: Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery, illustrated by Yas Imamura, published by Sleeping Bear Press

Don Tate: William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad, published by Peachtree Publishing

 

 

 

PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION 

 

Cátia Chen: The Bear and the Moon, published by Chronicle Books

Cindy DerbyOutside In, written by Deborah Underwood, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Susan GalWelcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail, written by Lesléa Newman, published by Charlesbridge

Vincent X. Kirsch: From Archie to Zack, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Jennifer K. Mann: The Camping Trip, published by Candlewick Press

 

 

 

NONFICTION TEXT FOR OLDER READERS 

 

Paul Fleischman: Alphamamiacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the World, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, published by Candlewick Studio

Candace FlemingThe Rise and Fall of Charles Lindberg, published by Schwartz & Wade

Cindy L. OtisTrue or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News, published by Feiwel & Friends

Christina Soontornvat: All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, published by Candlewick Press

Christine Virnig: Dung for Dinner, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

 

 

 

ILLUSTRATED BOOK FOR OLDER READERS 

 

Lauren Castillo: Our Friend Hedgehog, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Mike CuratoFlamer, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

John RoccoHow We Got to the Moon, published by Crown Books for Young Readers

Uri Shulevitz: Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood, published by
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers

Peter Van den Ende: The Wanderer, published by Levine Querido

 

 

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION 

 

Margarita Engle: With a Star in My Hand, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Darcie Little BadgerElatsoe, published by Levine Querido

Kelly McWilliamsAgnes at the End of the World, published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Sherri L. Smith: The Blossom and the Firefly, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Nic Stone: Dear Justyce, published by Crown Books for Young Readers

 

 

 

SID FLEISCHMAN AWARD 

Donna Barba Higuera: Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, published by Levine Querido

Remy LaiFly on the Wall, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Amy TimberlakeSkunk and Badger, illustrated by Jon Klassen, published by Algonquin Young Readers

Kristin O’Donnell Tubb: Zeus, Dog of Chaos, published by Katherine Tegen Books

Renée Watson: Ways to Make Sunshine, published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

 

 

GOLDEN KITE & SID FLEISCHMAN FINALIST, HONOR, AND WINNING TITLES CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.

 


 

 

SCBWI Extends Extreme Gratitude to our Esteemed Panel of Judges

 

Christopher Paul Curtis

Rachel DeWoskin

Alan Gratz

Troy Howell

Kazu Kibiushi

Jessica Lanan

Stacey Lee

Curtis Manley

Jennifer Plecas

Isabel Quintero

Elizabeth Rusch

David Ezra Stein

Padma Venkatraman

Jamia Wilson

Ashley Benham Yazdani

Eugene Yelchin

Salina Yoon

Suzanne Young

 

 

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the only professional organization specifically for individuals who write and illustrate for children and young adults. Our mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books in every region of the world.

Through our awards, events, and publications, we give established writers and illustrators the tools and resources to manage their careers, as well as educate those just starting out. SCBWI is also proud to serve as a consolidated voice for our members within the publishing industry.