Anderson's Mock Sibert 2018

Anderson’s Mock Sibert Candidates, 2018

Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough. Richly informed by Hamilton's own writing,
with archival artwork and new illustrations, this is an in-depth biography of an extraordinary man. Grades 5-8.

Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books by Michelle Markel. This
rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books-- John
Newbery himself. Grades 2-5.

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransom. A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse
and illustrated by an award-winning artist. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a
woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. Grades K-3.

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Dusky Rinker. A picture book that celebrates the
life and legacy of American illustrator and children's book author Virginia Lee Burton. Grades K-3.

Danza!: Amalia Hernandez and El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico by Duncan Tonatiuh. Text mainly in
English with some Spanish. Includes bibliographical references and index. Text and illustrations look at the life of Amalia Hernandez, the dancer and choreographer who founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet, a dance organization that
continues to perform today. Grades 2-4.

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human by Kay Frydenborg. Even more than our closest
relatives, the apes, dogs are the species with whom we communicate best. Combining history, paleontology, biology, and cutting-edge medical science, Kay Frydenborg paints a picture of how two different species became deeply entwined-- and how we coevolved into the species we are today. Grades 5-8

Fault Lines in the Constitution by Cynthia Levinson. Looks at the history of the writing of the United States
Constitution, discussing that the nation is still suffering from the consequences of disputes and decisions made in
1787, as the new government was being created. Grades 5-8.

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and
evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Weave in and out
of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a
completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back
matter. Grades 3-6.

How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana. This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and
inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of
how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism. Grades 8+.
Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra. A lively new picture-book
biography of the most beloved children's book author of all time: Dr. Seuss! Grades K-3.

Isaac the Alchemist by Mary Losure. Mary Losure's riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac's early life
traces his development as a thinker from his childhood, in friendly prose that will capture the attention of today's
budding scientists—as if by magic. Back matter includes an afterword, an author's note, source notes, a bibliography,
and an index. Grades 4-8.

Loving Vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell. Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African
American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Virginia law forbidding interracial marriages in
the 1950s. Grades 4-8.

Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins. Includes bibliographical references. Introduces the woman
mathematician whose childhood love of numbers led to her prestigious education and contributions at NASA while
explaining how her handwritten codes proved essential throughout numerous space missions. Grades K-3.

Mission to Pluto by Mary Kay Carson. Follow along with the team of scientists as they build New Horizons,
fly it across the solar system, and make new discoveries about a world three billion miles away. Grades 4-8.

Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Hmahin. A picture book celebration of the
indomitable Muddy Waters, a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would
become rock and roll. Grades K-3.

New Ocean: The Fate of Life in the Changing Sea by Bryn Barnard. This book tells the stories of the
probable fates of six sea dwellers: jellyfish, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae. What becomes of
them may help you understand what becomes of us. Grades 3-7.

Quest for Z by Greg Pizzoli. The true story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who set out on a doomed
expedition to find a lost city in the Amazon jungle. Grades 3-6.

Red Cloud by S.D.Nelson. This book is the story of the Lakota and how they were forced onto a reservation, told
from the point of view of Red Cloud, warrior and chief of the Lakota. It is a heavily illustrated account, with both text
and illustrations by S. D. Nelson. Grades 3-6.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case for R.G.B vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter. Structured as a court case in
which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the true story
of how one of America's most "notorious" women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she
is today. Grades K-3.

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Weatherford. Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and
artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion
was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and bring to light the achievements of
people of African descent through the ages. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg
Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world. Grades 3-6.
Secret Project by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter. Mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter bring to life
one of the most secretive scientific projects in history—the creation of the atomic bomb—in this powerful and moving
picture book. Grades 3-6.

Sinking the Sultana by Sally Walker The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn't the Titanic. It was the
steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River -- and it could have been prevented. Grades 5-8

Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin. A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true
story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team. Grades 5-8.

Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to
Theo during his lifetime, Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh
brothers. Grades 6+, YA.

Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson. Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in
Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference.
Grades K-3

Participation and Voting Information
Our voting will take place in January, prior to the Sibert Award announcement at ALA Mid-Winter. Details to
follow. To participate in voting, we require the complete mock set or partial set (15 books) be purchased from
Anderson’s. Special discounts apply. Contact us to order your set or for more info.
Naperville: Sue Skells, or

Beth VanCurine, (630) 355- 2665

Downers Grove: Kathleen March, (630) 963- 2665

LaGrange: Taylor Beach, (708) 582- 6353