Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
By Jean Fritz
Current & Digital Publisher: Puffin
Reading Level: Ages 7 & Up
Children’s Books, Nonfiction Finalists That Year:
- Jean Fritz for Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
- James Howe; Mal Warshaw, photos for The Hospital Book
- Patricia Lauber; Jerome Wexler, photos for Seeds: Pop, Stick, Glide
- Melvin B. Zisfein; Robert Andrew Parker, ill. for Flight: A Panorama of Aviation
Children’s Books, Nonfiction Winner That Year: Susan Bonners for A Penguin Year
Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.
- In 2003, Jean Fritz was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Bush, an honor given each year to up to twelve recipients who have “deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities.”
- Jean Fritz won the National Book Award for Children’s Books Fiction (Hardcover) in 1983 for Homesick: My Own Story. She was also a Finalist for Children’s Books, Nonfiction in 1981 for Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus?
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