1983 - Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover)

Homesick: My Own Story

By Jean Fritz

Original Publisher: Putnam
Current & Digital Publisher: Puffin

Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up

Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:

  • Lloyd Alexander for The Kestrel
  • Edward Fenton for The Refugee Summer
  • Virginia Hamilton for Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
  • Zibby Oneal for A Formal Feeling

Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Jean Fritz for Homesick: My Own Story

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: 

  • Homesick: My Own Story was also a Newbery Honor Book.
  • In 2003, Jean Fritz was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Bush, an honor given each year to up to twelve recipients who have “deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities.”
  • Jean Fritz was a Finalist for Children’s Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover) in both 1981 for Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus? and 1982 for Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold.

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