Since 1922, the Newbery Medal, awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association, has honored the most distinguished children's book of the year.
DEAD END IN NORVELT
By Jack Gantos
The author, Jack Gantos, makes himself an 11-year-old protagonist who, stuck between two feuding parents, makes big plans to go on a long summer vacation. Unfortunately, some misbehavior makes Jack "grounded for life," crushing his dreams of getting away from his parent's constant arguments. In an effort to escape, he volunteers to assist his...