Who Won the 1971
Newbery Medal

Betsy Byars

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I tried spice by mistake and went down a rabbit hole of hell for 30 minutes

Throughout the experience, all these strange and horrible thoughts kept on shooting through my brain, including the image of the cover of a childhood book I loved – Betsy Byars, the Eighteenth Emergency. I also saw images of gangs being chased through ...

1971 Newbery Medal Winner Betsy Byars News

Empathy Day: authors pick their favourite empathy-boosting books

The Bookseller
Lauren Child, Waterstones Children's Laureate, picked The Eighteenth Emergency by Betsy Byars (Red Fox): "I have read The Eighteenth Emergency many times over the years, and it remains to me wholly contemporary and not dated in any way. A funny ...

1971 Newbery Medal Winner Betsy Byars News

Another Open Letter To Betsy DeVos From A Public School Teacher

In December, I wrote you a letter as an introduction to those of us who teach in America's public schools. In it I shared that we were a little freaked out about your nomination. You've never worked in a school, your children never attended a public ...


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Lauren Child, children's author, gets into character

Irish Examiner
The 18th Emergency by US author Betsy Byars dates from the same era. “I think it holds up as a completely contemporary book; it hasn't dated at all. It taught me about comedy and tragedy. It's about a boy who's scared of being beaten up and it's quite ...

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