Laura Amy Schlitz


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in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
May 28, 1955

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Laura Amy Schlitz is an American author of children's literature. She is a librarian and storyteller at The Park School in Brooklandville, Maryland.

She received the 2008 Newbery Medal for her children's book entitled Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village,[1] and the 2013 Newbery Honor for her children's book, Splendors and Glooms.[2] She also won the 2016 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the 2016 National Jewish Book Award, and the Sydney Taylor Book Award for her young adult book, The Hired Girl. Her other published books are The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug For Troy (2006), A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama (2006), which won a Cybils Award that year, The Bearskinner: A Tale of the Brothers Grimm (
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The Hired Girl

3.98 avg rating — 9,848 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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Splendors and Glooms

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A Drowned Maiden's Hair

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“My books promised me that life wasn’t just made up of workday tasks and prosaic things. The world is bigger and more colorful and more important than that.”
Laura Amy Schlitz

“But I think the most important thing those books gave me was a kind of faith. My books promised me that life wasn’t just made up of workaday tasks and prosaic things. The world is bigger and more colorful and more important than that.”
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“You know how it is. Someone pretends to love you, and you give too much away.”
Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and Glooms

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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2009 Aurealis Awards)
 
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Looking for Alaska by John Green (Printz Award 2006)
 
  14 votes 16.9%

A Wrinkle in Time byMadeleine L'Engle (Newberry Meda, 1963)
 
  11 votes 13.3%

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Newberry and Printz 2003)
 
  8 votes 9.6%

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Winner & National Book Award Finalist 2009)
 
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Savvy by Ingrid Law (Newberry Medal 2009)
 
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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Newberry Award 1978)
 
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Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Newberry Medal 2005)
 
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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Newberry Medal 2000)
 
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Newberry Honour award 2010)
 
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The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Newberry 1969)
 
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Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Newberry Medal 2006)
 
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