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Author Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal (a literary award given annually to the author of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”) for this story of a teenaged girl arriving in Colonial Connecticut from Barbados, where she’d been raised. In this historical novel, the young protagonist finds friendship and a kindred spirit in an older woman who lives by herself, a woman the colonists believe is a witch! A classic. (paperback, 1958)
“An outstanding book, vigorous and perceptive.” –Bookmark
“Rarely has a book taken us back into seventeenth-century life as this does.” –New York Herald-Tribune
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