1997

Where You Belong

By Mary Ann McGuigan

Original Publisher: Atheneum (Simon & Schuster)
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 10 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Brock Cole for The Facts Speak for Themselves
  • Adele Griffin for Sons of Liberty
  • Mary Ann McGuigan for Where You Belong
  • Tor Seidler for Mean Margaret

YPL Winner That Year: Han Nolan for Dancing on the Edge

Judges That Year: Michael Cart, Julius Lester, Robert Lipsyte, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson

The Year in Literature: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg won the Newbery Medal.

More Information:  Mary Ann McGuigan’s book follows the friendship between two thirteen year olds, Fiona, an Irish-American, and Yolanda, an African American living in the Civil Rights-era racially divided Bronx. She continues their story in the sequel to Where You Belong, Morning in a Different Place, a book she wrote more than ten years after the original.

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