Feb 25, Andrea added it Alright I have so much to say about this book My first Printz Award book for this class. More soon. This book won the Printz Award, and I really like how they describe their criteria for literary excellence and quality on their website by what it is not. For example, a book is not quality simply by being popular.
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Add your rating See all 9 kid reviews. Turner, newly arrived in a small coastal town in Maine where his father is to be the new minister, is immediately an outcast, despised by the children, watched incessantly by the suspicious adults, and ground down by his rigid father. His life is wretched and lonely until he meets Lizzie Bright, granddaughter of the minister on the nearby island of Malaga, an impoverished community of slave descendants.
Lizzie is tough, smart, and wise, and with her and her community Turner feels at home in a way he never will in his own home. But the town wants to attract tourists, and the first step is the elimination of the Malaga community. But doing the right thing is far more complicated than it seems and, as Lizzie often tells him, he "never can look at things straight. This complex and powerful novel deserves its Newbery Honor. And evolution is not just individual -- the relationships and understandings between the characters change, and change again.
Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the challenges of standing up for something you believe in when popular opinion is against you. Would you have behaved any differently than Turner did if you had been in the same situation? This tale was based on a true story, but which elements were factual -- and which were fictionalized for dramatic effect?
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