Dead End in Norvelt*

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Dead End in Norvelt won the Newberry Medal for young adult literature. I admit it was well-written and interesting. The fact that the protagonist shares the name of the author makes me wonder how much of this unbelievable tale is actually true. Although Jackie 'the Gantos boy' was …

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Twenty Years of Newberry Winners

John Newberry was an 18th Century, British publisher, called the 'Father of Children's Literature' because he was the first to make literature for children sustainable and profitable. The Newberry Medal was named for him and is awarded by the American Library Association to the author whose book is considered the most distinguished contribution of American …

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