1980 - Children’s Books (Hardcover)

The Road from Home

By David Kherdian

Current & Digital Publisher: Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins)

Reading Level: Not Available

Children’s Books (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:

  • David Kherdian for The Road from Home
  • E.L. Konigsburg for Throwing Shadows
  • Ouida Sebestyen for Words by Heart

Children’s Books (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Joan W. Blos for A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan W. Blos won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: In a video made for Facing History and Ourselves, Kherdian talks about the experience of writing The Road from Home, and telling the story of his mother’s experience of the Armenian Holocaust: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK0QjjfYkEU

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