BookMark: Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins, published by Greenwillow (2005)

February 15, 2006

This gentle coming-of-age novel, described by critics as "deliberately random" just won the writer's equivalent of an Academy Award. It's the The Newbery Medal, given for the best written children's book of the year. Local librarian Steven Herb, helped to select this winner.