Showing 1–4 of 4 titles

  • List: John Newbery Medal
  • Award year: 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Criss Cross

    Criss Cross follows the lives of four fourteen-year-olds in a small town. Each at their own crossroads, this ensemble cast explores new thoughts and feelings in their quest to find the meaning of life and love. In thirty-eight brief chapters, this poetic, postmodern novel experiments with a variety of styles: haiku, song lyrics, question-andanswer dialogue, and split-screen scenarios.
  • Princess Academy

    Miri and the other young women of her rocky highland village are forced to leave their close-knit community when the prince must choose a bride. Miri soon becomes the strong, resilient, and courageous leader of the academy. The book is a fresh approach to the traditional princess story with unexpected plot twists and great emotional resonance.
  • Show Way

    Jacqueline Woodson's magnificent poem “Show Way” tells the story of slavery, emancipation, and triumph for each generation of her maternal ancestors. She pays tribute to the creative women who guided their “tall and straight-boned” daughters to courage, self-sufficiency, and freedom. Whether with quilts or stories, poems or songs, these women discovered and shared the strength to carry on.
  • Whittington

    Armstrong creates a glorious barnyard fantasy that seamlessly weaves together three tales: Whittington the cat's arrival on Bernie's farm, his retelling of the traditional legend of his fourteenth-century namesake, and one boy's struggle to learn to read. The tales unite the disparate citizens of the barn community in a celebration of oral and written language, the support of friends, the healing power of humor, and the triumph of life.