1976

As I Was Crossing Boston Common

By Norma Farber

Original Publisher: Dutton
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available

Children’s Literature Finalists That Year:

  • Eleanor Cameron for To the Green Mountains
  • Norma Farber for As I Was Crossing Boston Common
  • Isabelle Holland for Of Love and Death and Other Journeys
  • David McCord for The Star in the Pail
  • Nicholasa Mohr for El Bronx Remembered
  • Brenda Scott Wilkinson for Ludell

Children’s Literature Winner That Year: Walter D. Edmonds for Bert Breen’s Barn

Judges That Year: Paula Fox, Ethel Heins, William Jay Smith

The Year in Literature: The Grey King  by Susan Cooper won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Since 1991, the Poetry Society of America has presented the Norma Farber First Book Award for a first book of original poetry written by an American and published in either a hard or soft cover in a standard edition during the calendar year.

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