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

Willard, Nancy.
J 811.54 WILLARD
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.
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.

Blos, Joan W.
J BLOS
The Westing game Juvenile Book The Westing game
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.

Raskin, Ellen.
J RASKIN
Roll of thunder, hear my cry Juvenile Book Roll of thunder, hear my cry
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.

Taylor, Mildred D.
J TAYLOR
The grey king Juvenile Book The grey king
1976 WINNER. Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.

Cooper, Susan.
J COOPER
M.C. Higgins, the great Juvenile Book M.C. Higgins, the great
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.

Hamilton, Virginia.
J HAMILTO
The slave dancer :  a novel Juvenile Book The slave dancer : a novel
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.

Fox, Paula.
J FOX
Julie of the wolves. Juvenile Book Julie of the wolves.
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.

George, Jean Craighead, 1919-
J GEORGE
Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH Juvenile Book Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH
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.

O'Brien, Robert C.
J OBRIEN
Sounder. Juvenile Book Sounder.
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.

Armstrong, William Howard, 1914-
J ARMSTRO
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