The Hero and the Crown

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1985

The Hero and the Crown

by Robin McKinley

Age: 11+

Interests: fantasy, magic, princesses, strong girls, dragons, war and violence, romance

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Moon Over Manifest

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2011

Moon Over Manifest

by Clare Vanderpool

Age: 10+

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The Other Side of Truth

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2000

The Other Side of Truth

by Beverley Naidoo

Age: 10+

Interests: current events, politics, refugees, Africa, immigration, violence, history

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Rear Window (1954)

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Rear Window

colour, thriller/mystery

released: 1954

rated: PG – “for Some Mild Sensuality and Thematic Elements”

length: 1 hr, 52 min

age: 11 +

interests: mystery, crime, murder, suspense More

Dead End in Norvelt

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2012

Dead End in Norvelt

by Jack Gantos

Ages: 10 +

Interests: small town life, mystery, writing, history, American history, social justice, politics, crime, violence

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER: 1977

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Taylor

Age: 11+

Interests: history, American history, racism, civil rights, the Great Depression, family

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The God Beneath the Sea

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1970

The God Beneath the Sea

by Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen

illustrated by Charles Keeping

Age: 12+

Interests: Greek myths More

Milkweed

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Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli

Ages: 11+

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

Sounder

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1970

Sounder

by William H. Armstrong

Age: 12+

Interests: American history, racism, poverty, violence, dogs, family

Other books about racism and American history: Amos Fortune, Free Man, One Crazy Summer, Smoky Night; The Watsons go to Birmingham — 1963

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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

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