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The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards each consisting of $5000 and a framed plaque, will be given annually in each of the following categories: birth through grade school (age 0–8), middle school (age 9–13) and teens (age 14–18). (Age groupings are approximations).

The book must emphasize the artistic expression of the disability experience for children and or adolescent audiences. The book must portray some aspect of living with a disability or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical, mental or emotional.

2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

2010 Schneider Family Book Award winners:

Birth through age 8: Django by Bonnie Christensen

Middle Grade: Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Young Adult: Marcello in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

2009 Schneider Family Book Awards

Young children. Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum, written and illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker and published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books.

Middle-school award: Leslie Connor, for Waiting for Normal, published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publish ers.

Teen award : Jerk, California, written by Jonathan Friesen and published by Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.


Young children.
KAMI AND THE YAKS by Andrea Stenn Stryer, ill. by Bert Dodson

Middle-school award: REACHING FOR SUN by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Teen award: HURT GO HAPPY by Ginny

Young Children:
THE DEAF MUSICIANS by Pete Seeger, ill. by R. Gregory Christie

Middle School:
RULES by Cynthia Lord

SMALL STEPS by Louis Sachar


Young Children:
Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Uhlberg, ill. by Colin Bootman

Middle School:
Tending to Grace by Kimberly Newton Fusco )

Under the Wolf, Under the Dog by Adam Rapp

Young Children:
My Pal, Victor/Mi Amigo, Victorby Diane Gonzales Bertrand, ill. by Robert L. Sweetland

Middle School:
Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan

My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir by Samantha Abeel

Young Children:
Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang

Middle School:
A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

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