Judy Lopez Winner’s Books

Winners of the Judy Lopez Memorial Awards
Since 1986

2020: Look Both Ways: a Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum/Caitlin Dlouhy Bks)
2019: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin (Candlewick Press)
2018: Refugee by Alan Gratz
2017: PAX by Sara Penny Packer
2016: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2015: El Deafo by Cece Bell
2014: The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
2013: Wonder by R. J. Palacio
2012: Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
2011: Grounded by Kate Klise
2010: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
2009: We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

2020: Look Both Ways: a Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum/Caitlin Dlouhy Bks)
2019: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin (Candlewick Press)
2018: Refugee by Alan Gratz (Dial Books)
2017: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (Balzer + Bray)
2016: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books For Young Readers)
2015: El Deafo by Cece Bell (Amulet Books)
2014: The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt (Atheneum)
2013: Wonder by R. J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf)
2012: Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (Scholastic Press)
2011: Grounded by Kate Klise (Feiwel and Friends)
2010: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt)
2009: We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (Jump at the Moon/Hyperion)
2008: The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books)
2007: The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages (Viking)
2006: Harry Sue by Sue Stauffacher (Alfred A. Knopf)
2005: The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer (Atheneum)
2004: The Way a Door Closes by Hope Anita Smith (Henry Holt)
2003: The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods (G. P. Putnam’s Sons)
2002: Shipwrecked! The True Story of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg (HarperCollins)
2001: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Scholastic Press)
2000: The Gate in the Wall by Ellen Howard (Atheneum/Jean Karl)
1999: No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War by Anita Lobel (Greenwillow Books)
1998: Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye (Simon & Schuster) and Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang (HarperCollins)
1997: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by Cynthia DeFelice (Farrar Straus Giroux)
1996: Spying on Miss Müller by Eve Bunting (Clarion Books)
1995: My Brother, My Sister, and I by Yoko Kawashima Watkins (Bradbury Press)
1994: The Boggart by Susan Cooper (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
1993: Blue Skin of the Sea by Graham Salisbury (Delacorte Press)
1992: Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi (Houghton Mifflin)
1991: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Orchard Books)
1990: The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen (Orchard Books)
1989: The Trouble with Gramary by Betty Levin (Greenwillow Books)
1988: M.E. and Morton by Sylvia Cassedy (Crowell)
1987: Come a Stranger by Cynthia Voigt (Macmillan)
1986: Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad (Harper & Row)


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