Award Winners, Book Lists

REBECCA CAUDILL 2022 Award Nominees


The Rebecca Caudill Award winners are voted on by Illinois students in grades 4-8! This year’s nominees are:

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams


The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol


King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender


I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

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


Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee


From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Jane Marks

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes


It’s Trevor Noah! Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah


City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner


Free Lunch by Rex Ogle


Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga


They Called Us Enemy by George Takei


https://www.rebeccacaudill.org/

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults. 


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