Awards & Winners

Cynthia Rylant

Date of Birth 06-June-1954
Place of Birth Hopewell
(Virginia, Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Librarian, Author
Cynthia Rylant is an American author and librarian. She has written more than 100 children's books, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Several of her books have won awards, including her novel Missing May, which won the 1993 Newbery Medal, and A Fine White Dust which was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Two of her books are Caldecott Honor Books. Many of Rylant's books are about her childhood in Appalachia, her pets, the joys and hardships of family life, and the feelings of loners. Many of her books are written in series.

Awards by Cynthia Rylant

Check all the awards nominated and won by Cynthia Rylant.


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : Missing May

Nominations 1993 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal Missing May


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : A Fine White Dust

Nominations 1987 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal A Fine White Dust


Nominations 1983 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Children’s Books (Picture Books, Hardcover) When I Was Young in the Mountains