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Susan Patron’s Favorite Newbery

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My favorite Newbery is IslandoftheBlueDolphinsTheWitchofBlackbirdPondOutoftheDustASingleShardSarahPlainand TallMissingMayKiraKiraWalkTwoMoonsAWrinkleinTime. I love this work for its deft, graceful use of language and insight into the human heart, and for its extraordinarily fine storytelling.

—Susan Patron,
winner of the Newbery Medal in 2007 for The Higher Power of Lucky

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