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"Moon Over Manifest" wins Newbery Award

Moon Clare Vanderpool's debut novel Moon Over Manifest, about a young girl's magical adventures in 1936, won the John Newbery Award for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Also honored by the American Library Association was A Sick Day for Amos McGee, which won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for children's picture books, written by Philip C Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. 

Four other titles were named as Newbery Honor Books: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.


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