The Alfred Summer
By Jan Slepian
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Ages 10 & Up
Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:
- Paula Fox for A Place Apart
- Katherine Paterson for Jacob Have I Loved
- Ouida Sebestyen for Far From Home
- Jan Slepian for The Alfred Summer
Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Betsy Byars for The Night Swimmers
Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson won the Newbery Medal.
More Information: Before becoming a full-time writer, Slepian worked as a speech therapist. This experiences became the inspiration for several of her books, including The Alfred Summer, which is narrated by a child with cerebral palsy.
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