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Linda Sue Park’s Favorite Newbery

I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de TervinoI, Juan de Pareja (1966), by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino. Because it is about the transformational power of art, and the story is ageless, and it was one of the few books in my childhood that starred a person of color. Excuse me—I need to go read it again…

—Linda Sue Park,
winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard

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