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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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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.

It's like this, Cat. Juvenile Book It's like this, Cat.

Neville, Emily Cheney.

1964 WINNER. Story of a fourteen-year-old New York boy and his relationships with a stray tomcat, an eccentric old woman, a troubled older boy, the first girl with whom he has been friends, and his father.

A wrinkle in time Juvenile Book A wrinkle in time

L'Engle, Madeleine.

1963 WINNER. When an atomic physicist disappears on a secret mission, his son, daughter and their friend search for him, going on an interplanetary journey through time and space.

The bronze bow. Juvenile Book The bronze bow.

Speare, Elizabeth George.

1962 WINNER. When the Romans brutally kill Daniel bar Jamin's father, the young Palestinian searches for a leader to drive them out, but comes to realize that love may be a more powerful weapon than hate.

Island of the Blue Dolphins Juvenile Book Island of the Blue Dolphins

O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989.

1961 WINNER. Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

Onion John. Juvenile Book Onion John.

Krumgold, Joseph, 1908-1980.

1960 WINNER. His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father.

The witch of Blackbird Pond. Juvenile Book The witch of Blackbird Pond.

Speare, Elizabeth George.

1959 WINNER. Kit Tyler left her luxurious home in Barbados to visit her Puritan aunt in colonial Connecticut. While there she became friendly with Hannah, the witch of Blackbird Pond.

Rifles for Watie. Juvenile Book Rifles for Watie.

Keith, Harold, 1903-1998.

1958 WINNER. With fighting erupting around his Kansas farm, 16-year-old Jefferson Davis Bussey can hardly wait to join the Union forces. When he infiltrates Colonel Watie's Confederate camp as a spy, he discovers the enemy is much like himself -- only fighting for a different cause.

Miracles on Maple Hill Juvenile Book Miracles on Maple Hill

Sorensen, Virginia Eggertsen, 1912-1991.

1957 WINNER. Marly and her family share many adventures when they move from the city to a farmhouse on Maple Hill.

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch. Juvenile Book Carry on, Mr. Bowditch.

Latham, Jean Lee.

1956 WINNER. A fictionalized biography of the mathematician and astronomer who realized his childhood desire to become a ship's captain and authored The American Practical Navigator.

The wheel on the school Juvenile Book The wheel on the school

De Jong, Meindert, 1910-

1955 WINNER. The school children of a small fishing village in Holland search for a wheel to put on the roof of their school so that storks will nest there and bring good luck to the town.

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