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  • List: John Newbery Medal
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Author: Richard Peck
  • Award year: 2001
  • A Year Down Yonder

    A linked series of vignettes set in rural Illinois during the Depression, A Year Down Yonder tells the story of fifteen-year-old Mary Alice who leaves Chicago to spend a year with Grandma Dowdel. Her initial apprehension about life in a small town with a scheming old woman gradually gives way to admiration and love as she recognizes the warm heart behind Grandma's shenanigans.