Mock Sibert

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. 

Anderson’s Mock Sibert Candidates 2020


Accused!:  The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys by Larry Dane Brimner.

Caught!:  Nabbing History’s Most Wanted by Georgia Bragg.

Crossing on Time:  Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and Journey to the New World by David Macaulay.

Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan’s Anishinaabe Sharpshooters by Sally M. Walker.

Enemy Child:  The Story of Norman Mineta by Andrea Warren.

Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett.

It Began With a Page:  How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear.  

Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington’s Courage by Erica Armstrong Dunbar.

Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing by Juan Pablo Villalobos.

Place to Land:  Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise

Playlist:  The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound by James Rhodes.

Poison Eaters:  Fighting Danger and Fraud in our Food and Drugs by Gail Jarrow.

Ray of Light by Walter Wick.

Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician by Katherine Johnson.

Roots of Rap:  16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop by Frank Morrison.

Sea Bear:  A Journey for Survival by Lindsay Moore.   

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson. 

Soldier for Equality:  Jose de la Luz Saenz and the Great War by Duncan Tonatiuh.

This Promise of Change:  One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce.

Thurgood by Jonah Winter.

Torpedoed:  The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship" by Deborah Heiligman.

Undefeated  by Kwame Alexander.

Viral:  The Fight Against Aids in America by Ann Bausum.

We are Displaced:  True Stories of Refugee Lives by Malala Yousafzai.


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! 

Sue Skells or 
Carolyn Roys
(630) 355-2665

Downers Grove 
Kathleen March
(630) 963-2665