The Crossover

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2015

The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

Age: 9+

Interests: basketball, sports, brothers, twins, family, romance, sibling rivalry

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M.C. Higgins, the Great

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1975

M.C. Higgins, the Great

by Virginia Hamilton

Age: 9 +

Interests: nature, family history, mountain life, superstition, coming of age stories

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When You Reach Me

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2010

When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

Age: 10+

Interests: mystery, time travel, friendship, school, romance, puzzles

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This One Summer

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This One Summer

written by Mariko Tamaki

illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Age: 13+

Interests: graphic novels, adolescence, friendship, family, summer vacation, depression, sex, teenage behaviour, sexism, feminism

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The High King

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1969

The High King

by Lloyd Alexander

Ages: 9+

Interests: fantasy, magic, war, violence, bravery, coming of age, ethical dilemmas, romance

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Shackleton’s Journey

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2015

Shackleton’s Journey

written and illustrated by William Grill

Age: 6+

Interests: exploration, history, survival, antarctica, ships, adventure, travel, maps, geography

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 2017

There Is a Tribe of Kids

by Lane Smith

Age: 2+

Interests: nature, animals, word play, family

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The Slave Dancer

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1974

The Slave Dancer

by Paula Fox

Age: 11+

Interests: American history, slavery, racism, ships

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A Wrinkle in Time

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1963

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L’Engle

Age: 9+

Interests: fantasy, science fiction, time travel, family, magic, science, math, strong girls, siblings, religion, politics

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A Year Down Yonder

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2001

A Year Down Yonder

by Richard Peck

Age: 11+

Interests: Great Depression, small town life, grandparents, high school, poverty, bullying, romance

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