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And the homeschool run by the chaotic and outrageous Applewhite family. The eccentric characters and fast pace culminate in a hilarious musical production that forces Jake to grow. 2002 Award A Single Shard Linda Sue Park Clarion Park takes readers to twelfth-century Korea to tell a timeless story of dedication to one’s dreams and art in A Single Shard. Tree-ear, an orphan, becomes fascinated with a nearby community of potters. Drawn by their exquisite craftsmanship, the adolescent boy begins to assist the master potter Min.
With simple sophistication and beauty, Nelson transcends Carver’s brilliance and scientific achievements to present the essence of this profoundly humble man. 2001 Award A Year Down Yonder Richard Peck Dial A linked series of vignettes set in rural Illinois during the Depression. A Year Down Yonder tells the story of fifteen-year-old Mary Alice who leaves Chicago to spend a year with Grandma Dowdel. Her initial apprehension about life in a small town with a scheming old woman gradually gives way to admiration and love as she recognizes the warm heart behind Grandma’s shenanigans.
They try to maintain their pride as they take abuse from white children and then recognize that their personal difficulties are only symptoms of greater problems within their community. HONORS A String in the Harp Nancy Bond Margaret K. McElderry/Atheneum Their father’s remoteness and the strangeness of school in Wales make the children’s adjustment to their mother’s death even more difficult. Then twelve-yearold Peter finds an ancient harp key that pulls him back into Welsh history, helping him discover a purpose to living.