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Literature Awards: Newbery 2005

Read about the Newbery book awards and the books that were honored in 2005. Includes activity ideas, author interviews, excerpts, and more. Includes a link to an eTheme on the Newbery Honor Book “Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko.


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Find out which book was awarded the Newbery Medal and which books were honor books. Explore the links on the left of the page to find out how books are nominated and chosen for the award.
The authors official website includes a biography, contact information, and an excerpt and discussion guide from the Newbery Medal Book "Kira-Kira."
Click on "Audiobook Excerpt" to hear a five-minute excerpt from the book.
These websites are about the book "Al Capone Does My Shirts" by Gennifer Choldenko. Includes reviews, activity ideas, and discussion questions. There are also resources on several themes including autism, Al Capone, and Alcatraz. Find out how real children felt about living on Alcatraz.

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