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  • List: John Newbery Medal
  • Award year: 1970
  • Author: Mary Q. Steele
  • Journey Outside

    In a story filled with allegory and symbolism, Dilar's people endlessly travel an underground river, headed for the “better place.” But Dilar, suspecting that they are merely going around in circles, jumps from his raft and accidentally makes his way into the outside world. There, nearly blinded by the light, he tries to learn more about his people and to find a way to bring them aboveground.