The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2017

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

Age: 10+

Interests: fantasy, magic, witches, dystopia, strong girls

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Bud, Not Buddy

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2000

Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Age: 9+

Interests: history, American history, music, jazz, the Great Depression, racism, orphans More

Johnny Tremain

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1944

Johnny Tremain

by Esther Forbes

Age: 9+

Interests: American history, history, American Revolution, Boston, war More

Milkweed

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Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli

Ages: 11+

Interests: history, Jewish history, WWII, war, Holocaust, racism, homelessness More

Maniac Magee

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Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli

Age: 9+

Interests: family, city life, orphans, misfits, homelessness, racial tension

Also by this author: Wringer, Milkweed, Stargirl, Loser, Eggs

Other books about racism in America: One Crazy Summer, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, Smoky Night, Amos Fortune, Free man More

The Book Thief

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The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Age: 11 +

Interests: history, WWII, war, Germany, Jewish history, Holocaust, orphans, strong girls More

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

by Avi

Age: 9 +

Interests: history, medieval history, British history, adventure, action, violence, orphans, politics, religion

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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

Ruby Holler

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2002

Ruby Holler

by Sharon Creech

Age: 8+

Interests: orphans, twins, siblings, family, country living, adoption

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The Graveyard Book

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2009

CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2010

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

Age: 10+

Interests: ghosts, ghouls, violence, orphans, monsters, adopted family, adventure

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