Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ALA Award Winners!

The American Library Association announced the winners of their Youth Media Awards yesterday. The Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature went to Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. Four honor books were named as well: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Congrats to all the winnders!

Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.

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