Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Michigan Author Lynn Rae Perkins is 2006 Newbery Medal Winner
The 2006 Newbery Medal has been awarded is Criss Cross written by Lynne Rae Perkins of Cedar, Michigan. Criss Cross (Greenwillow Books) follows the lives of four 14-year-olds in a small town, each at their own crossroads. This ensemble cast explores new thoughts and feelings in their quest to find the meaning of life and love. The medal was the world's first children's book award and has been awarded annually since 1922 to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Lynn Rae Perkins site at Harper Collins (chapter excerpt from Criss Cross available)
Books by Lynn Rae Perkins at Leelanau Books
Listen to an interview with the author on NPR's Talk of the Nation
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