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1994: The Giver (To Remember or Not to Remember)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4.5/5

The 1994 Newbery Medal Winner is one of the best known, The Giver. The society in which it is set initially appears a modestly happy one, with a strict structure in which everyone is content. 296 more words

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1993: Missing May (Dead and...Gone?)

VERDICT: Trash

Laurinda’s Rating: 2.5/5

The 1993 Newbery Medal Winner, Missing May, explores the process of grieving, from what happens to a person after death to why a person chooses to stay alive if given an option. 297 more words

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1998: Out of the Dust (or, have you ever seen the rain?)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 4/5

Karen Hesse’s Out of the Dust, more than any history book, depicts the dark, depressed mood and harsh lifestyle of the Oklahoma people during the Dust Bowl. 275 more words

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1997: The View from Saturday (more tea club than breakfast club)

VERDICT: Trash

Sally’s Rating: 2/5

In The View from Saturday, four sixth graders compete in the Academic Bowl. Yet, when Mrs. Olinski is asked how she chose her team, she has trouble answering the question. 266 more words

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1992: Shiloh (Budding PETA member)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 3.5/5

Shiloh, the 1992 Newbery Medal Winner, is a simple tale of a boy longing for a dog and doing what it takes to hold onto it when he finds one. 177 more words

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1995: Walk Two Moons (long roadtrips and crazy friends)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 4.5/5

In Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle takes a road trip with her eccentric grandparents to visit her mother before her birthday. 252 more words

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1988: Lincoln, A Photobiography (Lincoln through the lens)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3.5/5

Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman details the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.

The biography was written in a well-balanced way, with humorous and thoughtful quotes littered throughout the text. 203 more words

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