2002

This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie

By Elizabeth Partridge

Current Publisher: Viking (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • M.T. Anderson for Feed
  • Naomi Shihab Nye for 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
  • Elizabeth Partridge for This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie
  • Jacqueline Woodson for Hush

YPL Winner That Year: Nancy Farmer for The House of the Scorpion

Judges That Year: Christopher Paul Curtis, Sandra Jordan, Gregory Maguire, Han Nolan, Rita Williams-Garcia

The Year in Literature: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Medal. A Step from Heaven by An Na won the Printz Award.

More Information: Many of Partridge’s adult and YA books are historical nonfiction, and she often writes about the people closest to her. She wrote two books on famed Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange, who is also her godmother.

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