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When You Reach Me

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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
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Dec 28, 2010 | ISBN 9780375850868

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Winner of the Newbery Medal
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
A best book of the year:
Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, Indies Choice
Named to Multiple State Award Lists
Five starred reviews

“[W]hen all the sidewalk characters from Miranda’s Manhattan world converge amid mind-blowing revelations and cunning details, teen readers will circle back to the beginning and say,’Wow … cool.'” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

“[T]he mental gymnastics required of readers are invigorating; and the characters, children, and adults are honest bits of humanity no matter in what place or time their souls rest.” —Booklist, Starred review

“Closing revelations are startling and satisfying but quietly made, their reverberations giving plenty of impetus for the reader to go back to the beginning and catch what was missed.” —The Horn Book Magazine, Starred review

“This unusual, thought-provoking mystery will appeal to several types of readers.” —School Library Journal, Starred review

“It’s easy to imagine readers studying Miranda’s story as many times as she’s read L’Engle’s, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

[T]he believable characters and unexpected ending invite readers to ponder the extraordinary that underlies the ordinary in this fictional world and in their own.” —The Washington Post

“Absorbing.” —People

“Readers … are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Incandescent.” —The Washington Post

“Smart and mesmerizing.” —The New York Times


ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER

ALA Best Books for Young Adults Top 10 WINNER 2010

ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER 2010

Book Links Lasting Connection WINNER 2009

Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice WINNER 2009

Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best books WINNER

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices WINNER 2010

Horn Book Fanfare WINNER 2009

IRA Children’s Book Award for Older Readers WINNER 2010

Kid’s Indie Next List “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers” WINNER 2009

Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books WINNER 2009

NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies WINNER 2010

NCTE Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Language Arts WINNER 2010

National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award WINNER 2009

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing WINNER

New York Times Notable Book WINNER 2009

Newbery Medal Winner WINNER 2010

Parents’ Choice Gold Award WINNER 2009

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year WINNER 2009

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year WINNER 2009

Amelia Bloomer List Recommended Title NOMINEE

Hawaii Nene Award NOMINEE 2011

Maine Student Book Award NOMINEE

Missouri Gateway Readers Award NOMINEE

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award NOMINEE

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award NOMINEE

Virginia Young Readers Program Award NOMINEE

Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Master List NOMINEE 2010

Texas Lone Star Reading List SELECTION 2010

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