School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 2-8-These 15 selections gleaned from award-winning or honor books feature strong, courageous, and fun-loving female characters; a stunning variety of settings; and, of course, the kind of writing that makes readers sit up and take notice. Elizabeth Coatsworth, Marguerite Henry, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Eloise McGraw, and E. L. Konigsburg are among the authors whose work is represented. The excerpts, ranging from 8 to 28 pages, are organized chronologically by publication date of the original title (1930-1997) and are introduced by a sentence or two to orient readers. Hitty, Caddie Woodlawn, Sarah Noble, and Dicey Tillerman join company with Arha, newly removed to The Tombs of Atuan; Catherine, adjusting to a stepmother in A Gathering of Days; and Nadia, from The View from Saturday, resentfully commuting up and down the east coast like a sea turtle. Most readings are strong enough to encourage children to seek out the whole book and some stand alone as read-alouds with classroom discussion possibilities. Barbara Elleman's inviting introduction explains the origin and award procedures of the Newbery; warns readers that early selections (thankfully unedited) may reflect a prior era's different sensitivities to race, gender, and ethnic backgrounds; and exhorts readers to "join our adventures." A great resource for school or library shelves.-Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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I need to get this book because i'm a girl and i have to read newbery books for school and i've already read 14,i'm 10 and in the fith grade and i read grown up novels,and 7-12 grade reading level i'm the best reder in the fith grade at my school i'm going to read over 100 books this year,at my school which is Catholic,will be arecord of k-8th grade!