The Bronze Bow

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1962

The Bronze Bow

by Elizabeth George Speare

Age: 11+

Interests: history, religion, Israel, Judaism and early Christianity, war, ethics, romance, coming-of-age story

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Jacob Have I Loved

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1981

Jacob Have I Loved

by Katherine Paterson

Ages: 12+

Interests: family, sibling rivalry, jealousy, twins, coming of age, religion More

Alice, I Think

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Alice, I Think

by Susan Juby

Age: 12

Interests: family, teen drama, small town life, fashion, career choices, coming of age, how lame adults can be More

Onion John

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1960

Onion John

by Joseph Krumgold

Age: 9 +

Interests: father-son relationships, careers, superstition, tolerance, small town life

Also by this author: … And Now Miguel (another Newbery Medal winner), Henry 3, The Most Terrible Turk: A Story of Turkey, Sweeney’s Adventure

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

Age: 11+

Interests: China, history, city life, hardship, careers, coming of age More

… And Now Miguel

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… and Now Miguel

by Joseph Krumgold
illustrated by Jean Charlot

Age: 8 +

Interests: coming of age stories, farming, family, siblings, New Mexico, sheep, religion, responsibility

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Up a Road Slowly

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Up a Road Slowly

by Irene Hunt

Age: 10+

Interests: strong female characters, coming of age, adolescence, family, romance

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The Midwife’s Apprentice

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1996

The Midwife’s Apprentice

by Karen Cushman

Age: 10+

Interests: history, medieval history, British history, orphans, strong girls, hardship, learning a trade, coming of age More

The Lark on the Wing

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1950

The Lark on the Wing

by Elfrida Vipont

Age: 11+

Interests: music, religion, romance, coming of age stories More

Just In Case

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2007

Just In Case

by Meg Rosoff

Age: 14+

Interests: teen angst, first love, fate, illness, death, coming of age, fashion, loneliness

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