The Newbery Medal is named for 18th-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Newbery Medal Winner: Moon Over Manifest
By Clare Vanderpool
Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2010. ISBN-10: 0385738838
Suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 4
When 12-year-old Abilene is sent to live with Pastor Shady Howard in the Depression-ridden town of Manifest, she begins to unravel the story of her own family and embarks on a summerlong “spy hunt.” With mysteries, murders, orphans, bootlegging and a mother in hiding, the feisty, likable and perceptive Abilene keeps the storyline moving and compelling.