By Jacqueline Woodson
Current & Digital Publisher: Speak (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up
YPL Finalists That Year:
- Paul Fleischman for Breakout
- Jim Murphy for An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
- Richard Peck for The River Between Us
- Jacqueline Woodson for Locomotion
YPL Winner That Year: Polly Horvath for The Canning Season
Judges That Year: Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Lulu Delacre, Jean Craighead George, Barbara Harrison, Margaret Tice
The Year in Literature: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi won the Newbery Medal. Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers won the Printz Award.
More Information: Woodson was previously a Finalist in 2002 for Hush.
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