What are some books that have been awarded the Newbery Medal?


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Some Newbery Medal winners include Lois Lowry���s ���The Giver,��� Madeleine L���Engle���s ���A Wrinkle in Time��� and Neil Gaiman���s ���The Graveyard Book.��� The Newbery Medal is an annual award honoring the most distinguished contribution to children���s literature.

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Lois Lowry won the Newbery in 1994 for ���The Giver,��� a dystopian science-fiction story about a society that has eliminated pain and suffering at the cost of also removing emotions. The novel follows a young boy who is selected to become the next Receiver of Mystery, an isolated figure who inherits the past���s memories of war, pain and death. ���The Giver��� has sold more than 10 million copies since its release in 1993.

The 1963 Newbery Award went to Madeleine L���Engle for ���A Wrinkle in Time,��� a wide-ranging science fantasy novel that follows two siblings on a search for their missing father. Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace and neighbor Calvin O���Keefe traverse time and space on a journey after Meg���s father, a scientist working on tesseracts, also known as wrinkles in time.

Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean won the 2009 Newbery for ���The Graveyard Book,��� an offbeat family story about a young boy who is raised by a group of ghosts after his family is murdered. Gaiman���s supernatural storytelling combines with McKean���s surreal artwork to create an unconventional coming-of-age story that is simultaneously dark and tender.

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