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AWARD WINNERS: Newbery Medal

AWARD WINNERS: Newbery Medal

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

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Missing May Juvenile Book Missing May

Rylant, Cynthia.

1993 WINNER. After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.

Shiloh Juvenile Book Shiloh

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

1992 WINNER. When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

Maniac Magee :  a novel Juvenile Book Maniac Magee : a novel

Spinelli, Jerry.

1991 WINNER. After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

Joyful noise :  poems for two voices Juvenile Book Joyful noise : poems for two voices

Fleischman, Paul.
J 811.54 FLEISCH

1989 WINNER. A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.

Lincoln :  a photobiography book Lincoln : a photobiography

Freedman, Russell.

1988 WINNER. Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.

The whipping boy Juvenile Book The whipping boy

Fleischman, Sid, 1920-

1987 WINNER. A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

Sarah, plain and tall Juvenile Book Sarah, plain and tall

MacLachlan, Patricia.

1986 WINNER. When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

The hero and the crown Teen Book The hero and the crown

McKinley, Robin.

1985 WINNER. Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

Dear Mr. Henshaw Juvenile Book Dear Mr. Henshaw

Cleary, Beverly.

1984 WINNER. In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

Dicey's song Juvenile Book Dicey's song

Voigt, Cynthia.

1983 WINNER. Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage.

A visit to William Blake's inn :  poems for innocent and experienced travelers Juvenile Book A visit to William Blake's inn : poems for innocent and experienced travelers

Willard, Nancy.
J 811.54 WILLARD

1982 WINNER. A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake's inn.

A gathering of days :  a New England girl's journal, 1830-32. Juvenile Book A gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-32.

Blos, Joan W.

1980 WINNER. The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend.

The Westing game Juvenile Book The Westing game

Raskin, Ellen.

1979 WINNER. The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

Roll of thunder, hear my cry Juvenile Book Roll of thunder, hear my cry

Taylor, Mildred D.

1977 WINNER. A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

The grey king Juvenile Book The grey king

Cooper, Susan.

1976 WINNER. Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.

M.C. Higgins, the great Juvenile Book M.C. Higgins, the great

Hamilton, Virginia.

1975 WINNER. As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.

The slave dancer :  a novel Juvenile Book The slave dancer : a novel

Fox, Paula.

1974 WINNER. Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.

Julie of the wolves. Juvenile Book Julie of the wolves.

George, Jean Craighead, 1919-

1973 WINNER. While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH Juvenile Book Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH

O'Brien, Robert C.

1972 WINNER. Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment made them wise and long lived.

Sounder. Juvenile Book Sounder.

Armstrong, William Howard, 1914-

1970 WINNER. Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.

The high king Juvenile Book The high king

Alexander, Lloyd.

1969 WINNER. In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.

From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Juvenile Book From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Konigsburg, E. L.

1968 WINNER. Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Up a road slowly Juvenile Book Up a road slowly

Hunt, Irene.

1967 WINNER. Describes the experiences of a seventeen-year-old in a rural area and how she copes with death and birth, love and hate and self discovery.

I, Juan de Pareja Juvenile Book I, Juan de Pareja

Trevino, Elizabeth Borton de, 1904-

1966 WINNER. Juan de Pareja, the slave who prepares the paints and canvases of the artist Velazquez, describes his work with his master and the climate of Spanish court life.

Shadow of a bull Juvenile Book Shadow of a bull

Wojciechowska, Maia, 1927-

1965 WINNER. Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor.

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