Newbery Book Award in the MMS LMC

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2015 Newbery Medal Winner: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover

"Twelve-year-old narrator Josh Bell uses the rhythms of a poetry jam to emulate the "moving & grooving/popping and rocking" of life on the basketball court with his twin brother, J.B. This powerful novel in verse paints an authentic portrait of a closely-knit family on the brink of crisis. Swish! This book is nothing but net!" - ALA Website

2014 Medal Winner: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo (Also a Nutmeg Intermediate Nominee for 2016)

Condensed Summary of Flora & Ulysses from the American Library Association:


"Comic book fan and natural-born cynic Flora and Ulysses, a superhero, poetry-writing squirrel, join forces to overcome Ulysses’ arch-nemesis [arch-enemy]. They encounter a quirky cast of characters. ... laugh-out-loud episodes, this homage to comic books is a testament to the power of love."


Search Destiny to find this book and others by Kate DiCamillo that we have in our MMS LMC collection.

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2014 Newbery Honor Book: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

Summary by American Library Association:


"In 1871 Wisconsin, love, betrayal, grief and violence spur 13-year-old Georgie on a gripping adventure full of hardship, heartbreak and terror. As she tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance, Georgie and her brash, humorous voice pull readers along on her journey of self-discovery".

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2013 Medal Winner: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Book Summary from Destiny:

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
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