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The Newbery and Young Adult Reading Fellowship

How many Newbery and Younger Adult books can an Honors College Student drink in during the course of one year? These are short, simple journeys with a protagonist who is usually younger than 15. But, they are highly acclaimed for a reason. I am thrilled to know that two students, JL and MB, have taken up this sustained reading challenge. I am convinced that a year from now we will all feel a sense of accomplishment.

All the books can be found in the UMass Lowell Honors College library which is located in O'Leary 300. 

We start slowly with Sarah, Plain and Tall. And proceed, in order, from there.

List of Newbery and Young Adult Books to Read


  Title Author Newbery Year Time

Month Read


Month Read


1 Sarah, Plain and Tall MacLachlan Medal 1986 1 hr    
2 Dear Mr. Henshaw Cleary Medal 1984 2 hrs    
3 Walk Two Moons Creech Medal 1995 6 hrs    
4 Bud, Not Buddy Curtis Medal 2000 5 hrs    
5 Anne of Green Gables Montgomery - 1908 11 hrs    
6 Shiloh Naylor Medal 1992 3 hrs    
7 Summer of the Swans Byars Medal 1971 3 hrs    
8 Lyddie Paterson - 1991 7 hrs    
9 Sounder Armstrong Medal 1970 3 hrs    
10 Across Five Aprils Hunt Honor 1965 6 hrs    
11 Johnny Tremain Forbes Medal 1845 9 hrs    
12 Hattie Big Sky Larson Honor 2007 8 hrs    
13 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Taylor Medal 1997 7 hrs    
14 Missing May Rylant Medal 1993 3 hrs    
15 Number the Stars Lowry Medal 1990 4 hrs    
16 Bridge to Terabithia Paterson Medal 1978 6 hrs    
17 The Girl Who Drank the Moon Barnhill Medal 2017 ??