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William Allen White Book Award Program


2022-2023 Books on the William Allen White List:

Scritch, Scratch by Lindsay Currie
Five Things About Ava Andrews by Margaret Dilloway
The Amelia Six by Kristine L Gray
The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman
Starting from Seneca Falls by Karen Schwabach
Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard
William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad by Don Tate

2021-2022 Books on the William Allen White List:

Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Shine! by J.J. & Chris Grabenstein
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz
Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick
Roll With It by Jamie Sumner
Solving for M by Jennifer Swender

**2022 Winner-Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick**

2020-2021 Books on the William Allen White List:

Granted by John David Anderson
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden 
Can I Touch Your Hair? by Irene Latham and Charles Waters
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock
Pass Go and Collect $200 by Tanya Lee Stone
Front Desk by Kelly Yang

**2021 Winner-Small Spaces by Katherine Arden**

2019-2020 Books on the William Allen White List:

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! by Ammi-Joan Paquette & Laurie Ann Thompson
Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

**2020 Winner-Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling**

2018-2019 Books on the William Allen White List:

Step Right Up by Donna Janell Bowman
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming
When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano
Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
Animals by the Numbers by Steve Jenkins
I Dissent by Debbie Levy
Pax by Sarah Pennypacker
As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds
Prairie Dog Song by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

**2019 Winner-Pax by Sara Pennypacker** 

2017-2018 Books on the William Allen White List:
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
George by Alex Gino
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt 
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson 
Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron 
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh 
**2018 Winner-Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt**

2016-2017 Books on the William Allen White list:

El Deafo by Cece Bell
Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown
The Map Trap by Andrew Clements
Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash by G. Neri
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
**2017 Winner-Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown**

2015-2016 books on the William Allen White list:

The Great American Dust Bowl
A Splash of Red
The Boy on the Porch
Words with Wings
Mary Walker Wears the Pants
White Fur Flying
Parrots over Puerto Rico
Gone Fishing

**2016 Winner-The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech**