Sydney Taylor Book Award, Older Readers

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    2018

    Refugee

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    Refugee

    Gratz, Alan.

    A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely and powerful novel tells the story of three different children seeking refuge. JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers ? from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

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    2017

    The inquisitor's tale, or, the three magical children and their holy dog

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    The inquisitor's tale, or, the three magical children and their holy dog

    Gidwitz, Adam, author.

    "A peasant girl and her holy greyhound, an oblate on a mission from his monastery, and a young Jewish boy travel across medieval France to escape persecution and save holy texts from being burned"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The inquisitor's tale, or, the three magical children and their holy dog

    The inquisitor's tale, or, the three magical children and their holy dog

    Gidwitz, Adam, author.

    "A peasant girl and her holy greyhound, an oblate on a mission from his monastery, and a young Jewish boy travel across medieval France to escape persecution and save holy texts from being burned"-- Provided by publisher.

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    2015

    Hidden

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    Hidden : a child's story of the Holocaust

    Dauvillier, Loïc, 1971-

    Dounia shares with her granddaughter her story of childhood in Paris during the Holocaust and how she was hidden in order to save her life.

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    2014

    The boy on the wooden box

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    The boy on the wooden box : how the impossible became possible...on Schindler's list

    Leyson, Leon, 1929-2013,.

    The biography of Leon Leyson, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child.

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    2012

    Music was it

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    Music was it : young Leonard Bernstein

    Rubin, Susan Goldman.

    Biography of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

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    Hammerin' Hank Greenberg

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    2009

    Brooklyn Bridge

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    Brooklyn Bridge : a novel

    Hesse, Karen.

    In 1903 Brooklyn, fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom's life changes for the worse when his parents, Russian immigrants, invent the teddy bear and turn their apartment into a factory, while nearby the glitter of Coney Island contrasts with the dismal lives of children dwelling under the Brooklyn Bridge.

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    2008

    The entertainer and the dybbuk

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    The entertainer and the dybbuk

    Fleischman, Sid, 1920-

    A struggling American ventriloquist in post-World War II Europe is possessed by the mischievous spirit of a young Jewish boy killed in the Holocaust. Author's note details the murder of over one million children by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s.

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    2007

    Julia's kitchen

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    Julia's kitchen

    Ferber, Brenda A.

    When her mother and younger sister are killed in a house fire, eleven-year-old Cara struggles to find a way to deal with her emotions and to reach out to her grieving father.

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    2006

    The king of Mulberry Street

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    The king of Mulberry Street

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    In 1892, Dom, a nine-year old stowaway from Naples, Italy, arrives in New York and must learn to survive the perils of street life in the big city.

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    2000

    Love you, soldier

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    Love you, soldier

    Hest, Amy.

    Katie, a Jewish girl living in New York City during World War II, sees many dynamic changes in her world as she ages from seven to ten waiting for her father to return from the war.

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    1998

    No pretty pictures

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    No pretty pictures : a child of war

    Lobel, Anita.

    The author, known as an illustrator of children's books, describes her experiences as a Polish Jew during World War II and for years in Sweden afterwards.

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    1992

    Letters from Rifka

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    Letters from Rifka

    Hesse, Karen.

    In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in Belgium for a while when the others emigrate to America.

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    1989

    Number the stars

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    Number the stars

    Larche, Douglas W. (Douglas Wayne), 1948-

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    1981

    The night journey

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    The night journey

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A young girl ignores her parents' wishes and persuades her great-grandmother to relate the story of her escape from czarist Russia.

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    2018

    the Six-Day Hero

    Tammar Stein

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Honoree

    This Is Just a Test

    Rosenberg, Madelyn

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Honoree

    Viva, Rose!

    Krawitz, Susan

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Honoree

    2017

    Dreidels on the Brain

    Joel Ben Izzy

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Honoree

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