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My life's goal is to read all the Newbery Medal Winners and Newbery Honor books, but sometimes my writing gets in the way.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Newbery Winners 2012

The 2012 Newbery Medal winner:

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
The story is about a boy named Jack Gantos. Jack thinks it's the end of the world when he is grounded for life by his feuding parents. But when his mother volunteers him to help a neighbor type obituaries of people in his community, excitement grows and mysteries evolve with even a possible murder.

The 2012 Newbery Honor Books:

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai,
The American South becomes Hà's family's new home when they flee from war-torn Vietnam. The book follows her year-long struggle to find her place in her new home.

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
On the night Sasha is to join the Young Pioneers, Sasha’s world is overturned after his father is arrested by Stalin’s guard.