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Newbery Medal

The Giver by Lois Lowry-1994 Newbery Medal Winner I chose The Giver by Lois Lowry because according to the American Library Association, it is one of the most challenged books in the nation. The Giver was written by Lois Lowry, published in 1993, and awarded a Newbery Medal for that year. It is a controversial book because of its violent and sexual passages that some adults have deemed inappropriate for children, as well as for its mature themes of euthanasia, infanticide, and suicide. However...

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Newbery Winners

which a small child should enjoy. It is a tale of a momma duck moving her ducklings to safety. She has to cross the busy road to get them to Private Island. I think this shows a mothers love and would be a great classroom read for Mother's Day! Newbery Award Winners The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle Written By Hugh Lofting Although this book was written in 1923, it is one of the most creative thinking books ever written in my opinion. It is a story about a doctor, a 9 year old boy, a parrot an monkey...

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the giver

the past memories of the time before Sameness, in case they are ever needed to aid in decisions that others lack the experience to make. Jonas learns the truth about his dystopian society and struggles with its weight. The Giver won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold more than 10 million copies.[1] In Australia, Canada, and the United States, it is a part of many middle school reading lists, but it is also on many challenged book lists and appeared on the American Library Association's list of...

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The Graveyard Book

murdered. Gaiman won both the British Carnegie Medal and the American Newbery Medal recognising year's best children's books, the first time both named the same work. The Graveyard Book also won the annual Hugo Award for Best Novel from the World Science Fiction Convention and Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book selected by Locus magazine subscribers. Chris Riddell, who illustrated the British children's edition, made the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist. It was the first time in 30-year history...

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Elijah of Buxton

family. Elijah sets off rapidly in pursuit, leaving behind his Canadian home and crossing into dangerous American territory, where he encounters terrifying evidence of the grievous human cost of slavery. History is made palpable in this novel by Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis.Floating up like a bubble through layers of history, buoyed with hope and comic energy…Elijah of Buxton tells the story of Elijah Freeman, the first freeborn child in the historic Elgin Settlement, a village of escaped...

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Holes Author Research

Graduated in 1976 decided to write children books. Holes: 3. Took 9 months to write Holes. 4. Holes sold more than 5 million copies and won several awards. among them the 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal, which "is the highest honor accorded to children's literature in the United States. As of 2006, Holes remains the only book to have won both awards. ” | Wayside School (2005) · Wayside (2007) · The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005). Born: March...

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My Brother Sam Is Dead

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. Brothers Christopher and James have been writing historical fiction for young people since the early 1970s and have been known as masters of the genre. This book was named a Newbery Honor Book in 1975 and recently received a Phoenix Award. It has also taught an entertaining glimpse into a teenager's life in colonial times. Using real dates, people, and historical events it has a almost reality based story to grow and progress...

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Whipping Boy Book Report

How would you like to live in a time where you get whipped for things you didn't do? Well, that's exactly what happens in the book, which this report is about. The Whipping Boy is a fiction book by Sid Fleischman, Winner of the 1987 Newbery Medal. Sid Fleischman was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 16, 1920, and grew up in San Diego, California. He wrote more than 60 books for adults as well as for children. The Whipping Boy is one of them, which has been made into a movie. The Whipping Boy is...

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Construction of Knowledge

Katherine Ann Ackley’s Perspectives on Contemporary Issues, author Jean Kilbourne describes the impact that advertising has had on our society in her write Advertising’s Influence on Media Content. This article shares a close connection Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning novel, The Giver. In this dystopian society, a society characterized by human misery (Dictionary.com), officials regulate what the members of the Community know and experience. In addition to Kilbourne, published in The Atlantic in 2008...

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The Giver Book Review

when you were born to stand out?” c. As a member of the community As a member of a community, you should be able to do everything that you can for the good of the community. X. Recommendation (why should a person read this book?) This Newbery Award winning novel seems quite simple yet it has very complicated views with an extremely interesting, one-of-a-kind and mind-blowing plot. This 179-page book will surely enlighten you and will change the way you perceive life....

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