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1990s Newbery Medal Winners
Number the Stars by
Publication Date: 1992
1990 Newbery Medal Winner
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
Maniac Magee: A Novel by
Call Number: FIC SPI (Lodi Campus Library, Toron Collection)
Publication Date: 1990
1991 Newbery Medal Winner
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
Call Number: FIC NAY (Lodi Campus Library, Toron Collection)
Publication Date: 1991
1992 Newbery Medal Winner
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.
Missing May by
Call Number: FIC RYL (Lodi Campus Library, Toron Collection)
Publication Date: 1992
1993 Newbery Medal Winner
After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.
The Giver by
Publication Date: 1993
1994 Newbery Medal Winner
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Walk Two Moons by
Publication Date: 1994
1995 Newbery Medal Winner
Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle sets out on a cross-country journey with her grandparents to see her mother, who has not returned from a visit to Idaho. Sal entertains her grandparents by telling them about her new friend Phoebe, and in so doing begins to understand herself and her own mother. The book, packed with humor and affection, is an odyssey of unexpected twists and surprising conclusions.
The Midwife's Apprentice by
Publication Date: 1995
1996 Newbery Medal Winner
In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
The View from Saturday by
Publication Date: 1996
1997 Newbery Medal Winner
Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
Out of the Dust by
Publication Date: 1997
1998 Newbery Medal Winner
This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father's slow deterioration. There is hope at the end when Billie Jo's badly burned hands are healed, and she is able to play her beloved piano again.
Call Number: FIC SAC (Lodi Campus Library, Toron Collection)
Publication Date: 1999
1999 Newbery Medal Winner
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.