1996

Send Me Down a Miracle

By Han Nolan

Original Publisher: Harcourt
Current & Digital Publisher: Graphia

Reading Level: Ages 12 & 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: 

  • Han Nolan won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 1997 for Dancing on the Edge.
  • Send Me Down a Miracle also won a Parents Choice Book Award and was chosen as a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age.  

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