1996

Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida

By Victor Martinez

Current Publisher: Rayo
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 13 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Carolyn Coman for What Jamie Saw
  • Nancy Farmer for A Girl Named Disaster
  • Helen Kim for The Long Season of Rain
  • Han Nolan for Send Me Down a Miracle

YPL Winner That Year: Victor Martinez, Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida

Judges That Year: Lloyd Alexander, Leonard Marcus, Gary Soto, Beatrice Sparks, Joyce Carol Thomas

The Year in Literature: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Parrot in the Oven was Victor Martinez’s first novel.

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