Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards Program

The Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program supports two awards the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award and the Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award.

2021 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards

The 17th annual Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards. Listed below are the award and honor books for each category.

2021 Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award

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The Bug Girl: A True Story written by the bug girl herself, Sophia Spencer with Margaret McNamarais, illustrated by Kerascoët, and published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books. 2020

2021 Wanda Gág Read Aloud Honor Books

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Swashby and the Sea written by Beth Ferry, and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal - Author Illustrator, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2020

2021 Comstock Read Aloud Book Award

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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read written by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by Oge Mora (Schwartz and Wade). 2020

2021 Comstock Read Aloud Honor Book

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Flight For Freedom: The Wetzel Family's Daring Escape from East Germany written by Kristen Fulton, illustrated by Torben Kuhlman (Chronicle). 2020

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story written by Caren Stelson, illustrated by Akira Kusaka (Carolrhoda). 2020

Funding & Donations

The Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program is partially funded by a grant from the Solomon G. Comstock Memorial Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Wanda Gág Book Award Fund of the Minnesota State University Moorhead Foundation, Moorhead, Minnesota. For more information regarding donations to either of these book awards, contact Pam Werre. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.