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

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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