Wordwings was named a 2017 Notable Book by the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee of the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Dear Mr. Longfellow was named a PSLA (Pennsylvania School Library Association) Top 40 nonfiction title for 2012.

Elijah’s Tears was named a Storytelling World Honor Title 1997; Appeared on the Best Books List of the Bank Street College of Education in 1998; American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists”

Good Neighbor Award

Sydelle received the Good Neighbor Award from the Dilworth School in 2015 “in honor of the kindness you show our community…”

Freedom Through Literacy Award

Sydelle received an Honorable Mention from the 2016 Freedom Through Literacy Award from Judith’s Reading Room for her author programs.