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AWARD WINNERS: Newbery Medal


The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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Crispin :  the cross of lead Juvenile Book Crispin : the cross of lead
2003 WINNER. Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.

Avi, 1937-
J AVI
A single shard Juvenile Book A single shard
2002 WINNER. Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.

Park, Linda Sue.
J PARK
A year down yonder Juvenile Book A year down yonder
2001 WINNER. During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

Peck, Richard, 1934-
J PECK
Bud, not Buddy Juvenile Book Bud, not Buddy
2000 WINNER. Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

Curtis, Christopher Paul.
J CURTIS
Holes Teen Book Holes
1999 WINNER. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Sachar, Louis, 1954-
TEEN SACHAR
Out of the dust Juvenile Book Out of the dust
1998 WINNER. In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

Hesse, Karen.
J HESSE
The view from Saturday Juvenile Book The view from Saturday
1997 WINNER. Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

Konigsburg, E. L.
J KONIGSB
The midwife's apprentice Teen Book The midwife's apprentice
1996 WINNER. In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.

Cushman, Karen.
TEEN CUSHMAN
Walk two moons Juvenile Book Walk two moons
1995 WINNER. After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

Creech, Sharon.
J CREECH
The giver Teen Book The giver
1994 WINNER. Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Lowry, Lois.
TEEN LOWRY
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