Cardinal Cup

Given by Jefferson Cup Committee, Virginia Library Association

Other Names: Jefferson Cup (1984-2022)
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Established in 1982 and presented since 1983, the Cardinal Cup Committee’s goal is to promote reading about America’s past; to encourage the quality writing of United States history, show more biography, and historical fiction for young people; and to recognize authors in these disciplines. From 2012-2021 two books were selected: one for geared toward young adult readers and one for young readers. Beginning in 2022, the Committee returned to the original model, honoring the most distinguished biography, historical fiction, or American history book for young people. In 2023, the Committee and award were renamed. The Cardinal Cup Committee’s mission remains the same, with a commitment to celebrating titles that honor the diverse history of the United States.

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Winner 50

Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves by L. M. Elliott2023
Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient by Areli Morales2022
We Are Not Free by Traci CheeYoung Adult Readers2021
Jacob Riis's Camera: Bringing Light to Tenement Children by Alexis O'NeillYoung Readers2021
VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America by Ann BausumYoung Adult Readers2020
Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth RuschYoung Readers2020
Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin by James L. SwansonYoung Adult Readers2019
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia GradyYoung Readers2019
Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home by Sally M. WalkerYoung Adult Readers2018
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-RansomeYoung Readers2018
The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat WintersYoung Adult Readers2017
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie LevyYoung Readers2017
Audacity by Melanie CrowderYoung Adult Readers2016
Blue Birds by Caroline Starr RoseYoung Readers2016
Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat by Gail JarrowOlder Readers2015
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash by G. NeriYounger Readers2015
Brotherhood by Anne WestrickOlder Readers2014
Bluffton: My Summer with Buster Keaton by Matt PhelanYounger Readers2014
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve SheinkinOlder Readers2013
Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad by Henry ColeYounger Readers2013
Okay for Now by Gary D. SchmidtYoung Adult2012
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa SweetYoung Readers2012
Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz by Beverly Gherman2011
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden2010
Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford2008
Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elisa Carbone2007
Sweetgrass Basket by Marlene Carvell2006
A House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff2005
Grape Thief by Kristine L. Franklin2004
Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe2003
Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone2002
Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy2001
Preacher's Boy by Katherine Paterson2000
Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen1999
Leon's Story by Leon Walter Tillage1998
The Ornament Tree by Jean Thesman1997
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy1996
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco1995
Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy1994
Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley1993
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman1992
Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Russell Freedman1991
Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder1990
Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia Hamilton1989
Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman1988
After the Dancing Days by Margaret Rostkowski1987
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan1986
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord1985
Who Speaks for Wolf: A Native American Learning Story by Paula Underwood1984
The Jewish Americans: A History in Their Own Words 1650-1950 by Milton Meltzer1983

Honor 130

Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams by Andrea J. Loney2023
Three Strike Summer by Skyler Schrempp2023
Set Me Free by Ann Clare LeZotte2022
Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History by Schele Williams2022
Blood and germs : the civil war battle against wounds and disease by Gail JarrowYoung Adult Readers2021
The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party by Allan WolfYoung Adult Readers2021
Echo Mountain by Lauren WolkYoung Readers2021
Fighting for the Forest: How FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps Helped Save America by P. O’Connell PearsonYoung Adult Readers2020
Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America by Steve SheinkinYoung Adult Readers2020
Poison in the Colony: James Town 1622 by Elisa CarboneYoung Readers2020
Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice (Scholastic Focus) by Lawrence GoldstoneYoung Adult Readers2019
Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII by P. O’Connell PearsonYoung Adult Readers2019
Lord of the Mountain by Ronald KiddYoung Readers2019
Betty Before X by Ilyasah ShabazzYoung Readers2019
Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade by Heather E. SchwartzYoung Adult Readers2018
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve SheinkinYoung Adult Readers2018
The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson CoatsYoung Readers2018
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston WeatherfordYoung Readers2018
Go South to Freedom by Frye GaillardYoung Adult Readers2017
Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine by J. Marin YounkerYoung Adult Readers2017
How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln: The Story Behind the Nation's First Woman Detective by Elizabeth Van SteenwykYoung Readers2017
Runs With Courage by Joan M. WolfYoung Readers2017
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae CarsonYoung Adult Readers2016
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer DonnellyYoung Adult Readers2016
Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl by Carolyn MeyerYoung Adult Readers2016
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope PérezYoung Adult Readers2016
Night on Fire by Ronald KiddYoung Readers2016
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S.D. NelsonYoung Readers2016
Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara RockliffYoung Readers2016
Like a River: A Civil War Novel by Kathy Cannon WiechmanYoung Readers2016
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk FarrellOlder Readers2015
Halley by Faye GibbonsOlder Readers2015
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. LamanaOlder Readers2015
President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath by Mac BarnettYounger Readers2015
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira KalmanYounger Readers2015
Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention by Barb RosenstockYounger Readers2015
George Washington's Rules to Live By: How to Sit, Stand, Smile, and Be Cool! A Good Manners Guide From the Father of Our Country by George WashingtonYounger Readers2015
Seeing Red by Kathryn ErskineOlder Readers2014
The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. SwansonOlder Readers2014
The Matchbox Diary by Paul FleischmanYounger Readers2014
Voices of Pearl Harbor by Sherry GarlandYounger Readers2014
Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi AmateauOlder Readers2013
The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. SandlerOlder Readers2013
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari AsimYounger Readers2013
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey FernYounger Readers2013
Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker BradleyYoung Adult2012
Phantoms In The Snow by Kathleen Benner DubleYoung Adult2012
City of Orphans by AviYoung Readers2012
Belle, The Last Mule at Gee's Bend: A Civil Rights Story by Calvin Alexander RamseyYoung Readers2012
Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey2011
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin2011
Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon by Andrew Chaikin2010
Hellie Jondoe by Randall Platt2010
The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Judith St. George2010
Helen's Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher by Marfé Ferguson Delano2009
Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher2009
The Erie Canal by Martha E. Kendall2009
Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life by Martin W. Sandler2009
Fire from the Rock by Sharon Draper2008
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller2008
The Ultimate Weapon: The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb by Edward T. Sullivan2008
5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin2007
Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale2007
Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life by Candace Fleming2006
Children of the Great Depression by Russell Freedman2006
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko2005
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman2005
Going North by Janice N. Harrington2005
Friend on Freedom River by Gloria Whelan2005
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly2004
Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life by Candace Fleming2004
In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America's Bill of Rights by Russell Freedman2004
Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe2003
Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers2003
Trouble Don't Last by Shelley Pearsall2003
Under a War-Torn Sky by L. M. Elliott2002
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles2002
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson2001
The Boxer (Sunburst Book) by Kathleen Karr2001
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges2000
The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party by Marian Calabro2000
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich2000
Boss of the Plains by Laurie Carlson1999
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler1998
Jack London: Biography, A by Daniel Dyer1998
Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero by James Cross Giblin1998
Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff1998
Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter's Story by Wilborn Hampton1998
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse1998
Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky1998
Commander in Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War by Albert Marrin1998
Treasures in the Dust by Tracey Porter1998
Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart by Corinne Szabo1998
Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting1997
The Wagon by Tony Johnston1997
Dandelions by Eve Bunting1996
Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend by Robert D. San Souci1996
Spite Fences by Trudy Krisher1995
Celebrate America: In Poetry and Art by Nora Panzer1995
Giants in the Land by Diana Appelbaum1994
Ticket to the Twenties: A Time Traveler's Guide by Mary Blocksma1994
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman1994
White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer1994
Good-bye, Billy Radish by Gloria Skurzynski1993
Don't You Know There's a War On? by James Stevenson1993
I Am Regina by Sally M. Keehn1992
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi1991
Other Bells for Us to Ring by Robert Cormier1991
The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz1990
Voices from the Civil War: A Documentary of the Great American Conflict by Milton Meltzer1990
Arly (Point) by Robert Newton Peck1990
Buffalo Hunt by Russell Freedman1989
Benjamin Franklin: The New American by Milton Meltzer1989
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy by Seymour Reit1989
Indian Chiefs by Russell Freedman1988
West Against the Wind by Liza Ketchum Murrow1988
The Friendship by Mildred D. Taylor1988
The Friendship / The Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor1988
An album of the Vietnam War by Don Lawson1987
I Go with My Family to Grandma's (Unicorn) by Riki Levinson1987
Walking Up a Rainbow by Theodore Taylor1987
Cowboys of the Wild West by Russell Freedman1986
Mt. Rushmore Story by Judith St. George1986
Beyond the Divide by Kathryn Lasky1984
Under a Strong Wind: Adventures of Jessie Benton Fremont by Dorothy Nafus Morrison1984
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare1984
A girl called Bob & a horse called Yoki by Barbara Campbell1983
Witches' Children: A Story of Salem by Patricia Clapp1983
Circle of fire by William H. Hooks1983
The Brooklyn Bridge: They said it couldn't be built by Judith St. George1983

Noteworthy 141

The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson2007
The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble2006
Built To Last by George Sullivan2006
The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale2005
A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968 by Diane McWhorter2005
Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 by Karen Blumenthal2003
Jericho Walls by Kristi Collier2003
Minuk: Ashes in the Pathway by Kirkpatrick Hill2003
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pam Muñoz Ryan2003
The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney2002
My Family Shall Be Free! The Life of Peter Still by Dennis Brindell Fradin2002
Belly Gunner by Carol Edgemon Hipperson2002
America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. Adler2001
Radio Rescue by Lynne Barasch2001
Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini by Tom Lalicki2001
The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle2001
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan2001
The Babe & I by David A. Adler2000
Kids On Strike! by Susan Campbell Bartoletti2000
Angels of Mercy: The Army Nurses of World War II by Betsy Kuhn2000
Margaret Bourke White by Susan Goldman Rubin2000
What's the Deal?: Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase by Rhoda Blumberg1999
Stealing Freedom by Elisa Carbone1999
Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge1999
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck1999
Drummer Boy: Marching to the Civil War by Ann Warren Turner1999
Mary on Horseback by Rosemary Wells1999
Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad by Rhoda Blumberg1997
The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by Cynthia DeFelice1997
An American hero: the true story of Charles A. Lindbergh by Barry Denenberg1997
The Life and Death of Crazy Horse by Russell Freedman1997
The Unbreakable Code by Sara Hoagland Hunter1997
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret1997
The Brooklyn Bridge: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Bridge and the Remarkable Family that Built It by Elizabeth Mann1997
A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy by Jim Murphy1997
John Steinbeck by Catherine Reef1997
Second Daughter: The Story of a Slave Girl by Mildred Pitts Walter1997
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober1996
The Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days by Mary Cobb1996
Mark Twain: America's Humorist, Dreamer, Prophet by Clinton Cox1996
Sound the Jubilee by Sandra Forrester1996
The Stowaway: A Tale Of California Pirates by Kristiana Gregory1996
Keeping the Good Light (Laurel-Leaf Books) by Katherine Kirkpatrick1996
My Fellow Americans: A Family Album by Alice Provensen1996
Carolina Shout! by Alan Schroeder1996
The Road Home by Ellen Emerson White1996
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Russell Freedman1995
Thomas Jefferson: A Picture Book Biography by James Cross Giblin1995
Unconditional Surrender: U. S. Grant and the Civil War by Albert Marrin1995
Virginia's General: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War by Albert Marrin1995
A Stitch in Time by Ann Rinaldi1995
Mississippi Chariot by Harriette Gillem Robinet1995
I Am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment by Jerry Stanley1995
Crazy Horse by Judith St. George1995
Cezanne Pinto: A Memoir by Mary Stolz1995
Lindbergh by Chris L. Demarest1994
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman1994
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton1994
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson1994
An Indian Winter by Russell Freedman1993
My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston1993
Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E. Lyons1993
The Long Road to Gettysburg by Jim Murphy1993
Going West by Jean Van Leeuwen1993
John Muir: Wilderness Protector (Lerner Biographies) by Ginger Wadsworth1993
Rachel Carson: Voice for the Earth (Lerner Biographies) by Ginger Wadsworth1993
A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War (Young Readers' History of the Civil War) by Ina Chang1992
Duke Ellington by James Lincoln Collier1992
The Borning Room by Paul Fleischman1992
Love You, Soldier by Amy Hest1992
Now is Your Time! : The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean Myers1992
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson1992
Cowboys by Glen Rounds1992
Georgia O'Keeffe: Portraits of Women Artists for Children by Robyn Montana Turner1992
Matthew: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (The Anchor Bible, Vol. 26) by W. F. Albright1991
The Oregon Trail by Leonard Everett Fisher1991
Morning Glory War, The by Judy Glassman1991
Teammates by Peter Golenbock1991
Vietnam: Why We Fought: An Illustrated History by Dorothy Hoobler1991
The Great Monkey Trial: Science Versus Fundamentalism in America (Twentieth Century American History Series) by Tom McGowen1991
First Impressions: Mary Cassatt by Susan E. Meyer1991
The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin by Mary Pope Osborne1991
Canyons by Gary Paulsen1991
The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States by Alice Provensen1991
Shaker inventions by Sallie G. Randolph1991
Extraordinary African-Americans: From Colonial to Contemporary Times by Susan Altman1990
The Man Who Was Poe by Avi1990
The Courtship of Joanna by Catherine Gourley1990
Silver Days by Sonia Levitin1990
ABC Americana from the National Gallery of Art by Cynthia Elyce Rubin1990
George and Martha Washington at Home in New York by Beatrice Siegel1990
A Girl From Yamhill: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary1989
Island Boy by Barbara Cooney1989
Monticello by Leonard Everett Fisher1989
Log Cabin in the Woods: A True Story about a Pioneer Boy by Joanne Landers Henry1989
A Circle Unbroken by Sollace Hotze1989
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria Houston1989
The War for Independence: The Story of the American Revolution by Albert Marrin1989
The Coming Home Cafe by Gayle Pearson1989
Breaker (Pitt Golden Triangle Books) by N.A. Perez1989
Barnstormers & Daredevils by K. C. Tessendorf1989
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter1989
Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty1988
A Month of Seven Days by Shirley Climo1988
We the People: The Story of the United States Constitution Since 1787 by Doris Faber1988
The Alamo by Leonard Everett Fisher1988
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz1988
Death of the Iron Horse by Paul Goble1988
Immigrant Girl: Becky of Eldridge Street by Brett Harvey1988
In Coal Country by Judith Hendershot1988
An Actor's Life for Me! by Selma G. Lanes1988
A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy Maestro1988
The American Revolutionaries: A History in Their Own Words 1750-1800 by Milton Meltzer1988
Amelia Earhart by Blythe Randolph1988
The Incredible Sixties: The Stormy Years That Changed America by Jules Archer1987
Behave Yourself Bethany Brant by Patricia Beatty1987
The Tamarack Tree by Patricia Clapp1987
The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr1987
Ellis Island: Gateway to the New World by Leonard Everett Fisher1987
Happily May I Walk: American Indians and Alaska Natives Today by Arlene Hirschfelder1987
I Lift My Lamp: Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty by Nancy Smiler Levinson1987
Guess Again by Jim Murphy1987
Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O'Dell1987
Bad Man Ballad (Library of Indiana Classics) by Scott Russell Sanders1987
The SACRED MOON TREE by Shore1987
Martin Luther King JR. (People Who Made History) by Thomas Siebold1987
One Way to Ansonia by Judie Angell1986
Brothers of the Heart: A Story of the Old Northwest 1837-1838 by Joan W. Blos1986
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg1986
Hiram Bingham and the Dream of Gold by Daniel Cohen1986
Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad1986
George Midgett's war by Sally Edwards1986
Coming and Going Men: Four Tales by Paul Fleischman1986
Watch The Stars Come Out by Riki Levinson1986
Vietnam, there and here by Margot C. J. Mabie1986
1812: The War Nobody Won by Albert Marrin1986
Mark Twain : a writer's life by Milton Meltzer1986
How They Built the Statue of Liberty by Mary J. Shapiro1986
Sam Ellis's Island by Beatrice Siegel1986
Dakota Dugout by Ann Turner1986


Established in 1982 and presented since 1983, the Cardinal Cup Committee’s goal is to promote reading about America’s past; to encourage the quality writing of United States history, biography, and historical fiction for young people; and to recognize authors in these disciplines. From 2012-2021 two books were selected: one for geared toward young adult readers and one for young readers. Beginning in 2022, the Committee returned to the original model, honoring the most distinguished biography, historical fiction, or American history book for young people. In 2023, the Committee and award were renamed. The Cardinal Cup Committee’s mission remains the same, with a commitment to celebrating titles that honor the diverse history of the United States.

(English, Award granter)
The Jefferson Cup honors a distinguished biography, historical fiction or American history book for young people. The Virginia Library Association's Children's and Young Adult Round Table has presented the award annually since 1983. The award seeks to promote reading about America's past, the writing of U.S. history, biography and historical fiction for young people, and the recognition of authors in these disciplines.


["Series Worthy of Note" omitted] (English, Member-written)


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