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1978: Bridge to Terabithia (Imagination, Saviour and Killer)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4.5/5

Bridge to Terabithia, the 1978 Newbery Medal Winner, is a story of two lonely children finding each other and inventing a fantasy world all their own. 578 more words

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1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

VERDICT: TREASURE

Laurinda’s Rating: 5/5

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a beautiful and brutal portrait of black life in Mississippi during the Great Depression. 563 more words

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1976: The Grey King (a travel advisory for Wales)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 5/5

It’s rare to find a fantasy series that improves as it goes on, but each book in Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising series keeps raising the stakes with each sequel having more urgency and scope than the one that came before it. 515 more words

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1976: The Grey King (Music Saves All)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4.5/5

The 1976 Newbery Medal Winner, The Grey King, is the fourth book in The Dark is Rising Sequence. I reviewed… 546 more words

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1975: M.C. Higgins, The Great

VERDICT: Trash

Sally’s Rating: 1.5/5

M.C. Higgins, The Great is a coming of age novel that follows the three days of M.C.’s life where he is visited by a man who wants to record his mother’s voice and songs. 246 more words

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1975: M.C. Higgins, the Great (Not)

VERDICT: Trash

Laurinda’s Rating: 2.5/5

The 1975 Newbery Medal Winner, M.C. Higgins, The Great, is a really mixed book. The author, Virginia Hamilton, displays instances of… 535 more words

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1974: The Slave Dancer (not quite the pied piper)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 4/5

Paula Fox’s The Slave Dancer is a tough read. The book touches on the horrors of the slave trade through the viewpoint of a 13-year-old boy who must survive on a ship filled with deceitful sailors and downtrodden slaves. 310 more words

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