1997

The Facts Speak for Themselves

By Brock Cole

Current Publisher: Front Street Books (Boyds Mills Press)

Digital Publisher: Namelos

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Brock Cole for The Facts Speak for Themselves
  • Adele Griffin for Sons of Liberty
  • Mary Ann McGuigan for Where You Belong
  • Tor Seidler for Mean Margaret

YPL Winner That Year: Han Nolan for Dancing on the Edge

Judges That Year: Michael Cart, Julius Lester, Robert Lipsyte, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson

The Year in Literature: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: In addition to an award-winning young adult author, Brock Cole is also a talented illustrator of books including the famed Lynne Reid Banks book, The Indian in the Cupboard.

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