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