Covering the Newbery (#46): Up a Road Slowly
For a little perspective, here are some notes about 1966, when Up the Road Slowly was published:
- The president was Lyndon Johnson
- The Sound of Music won the Academy Award for Best Picture
- Medicare began
- The first Star Trek episode aired
Perspective relayed, let’s move right along to the next item on the agenda…
1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
Side by Side:
Verdict: I think this one might have more YA or adult appeal.
Up next week: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
(Source image: “Lino Print: Map to My House” http://flic.kr/p/cCzxH)
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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