The Birchbark House
By Louise Erdrich
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Ages 9 & Up
YPL Finalists That Year:
- Laurie Halse Anderson for Speak
- Louise Erdrich for The Birchbark House
- Polly Horvath for The Trolls
- Walter Dean Myers for Monster
YPL Winner That Year: Kimberly Willis Holt for When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Judges That Year: Veronica Chambers, Mary Ann McGuigan, Hazel Rochman, Zena Sutherland, Roger Sutton
The Year in Literature: Holes by Louis Sachar won the Newbery Medal.
- Louise Erdrich was also a Fiction Finalist in 2001 for The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, and won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012 for The Round House.
- Erdrich owns and operates Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore that “provides a locus for Native intellectual life,” serving the large Native population in Minneapolis/St. Paul as well as non-Native dwellers. Birchbark’s inventory also includes Native crafts and artwork.
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