By Adam Bagdasarian
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Press
Current Publisher: Laurel-Leaf (Random House)
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Ages 14 & Up
YPL Finalists That Year:
- Adam Bagdasarian for Forgotten Fire
- Michael Cadnum for The Book of the Lion
- Carolyn Coman for Many Stones
- Jerry Stanley for Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California
YPL Winner That Year: Gloria Whelan for Homeless Bird
Judges That Year: Khafre Abif, Kathleen Burke, Brock Cole, Norma Fox Mazer, Lois Metzger Hiss
The Year in Literature: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis won the Newbery Medal. Monster by Walter Dean Myers was the first recipient of the Printz Award.
More Information: In 2001, Adam Bagdasarian visited with a group of Armenian students in Michigan and did a reading from Forgotten Fire, which is based on his great-uncle’s experiences during the 1915 Armenian genocide. A video of this reading is available on the C-SPAN website, here: www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Forgott.
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