1981 - Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback)


By S.E. Hinton

Original Publisher: Delacorte Press
Current Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

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

  • Lloyd Alexander for The High King
  • Sue Ellen Bridgers for All Together Now
  • S.E. Hinton for Tex
  • Ellen Raskin for The Westing Game

Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback) Winner That Year: Beverly Cleary for Ramona and Her Mother

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: In 1982 Tex was made into a successful movie starring Matt Dillon. In 1983 Hinton’s first novel, The Outsiders, was also turned into a movie starring Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, and Patrick Swayze.

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