Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool is the 2011 Newbery Winner. Abilene Tucker has been raised by her father since her mother took off when she was young. She knows how to get on and off moving trains, how to get free food, and how to make do - all things her father has taught her. When Abilene turned 12, her father seemed different and now he's sent her off to Manifest to live with a preacher.
Abilene hopes the preacher will take her in, they only did church when there was a free meal. She hopes Manifest can teach her about her father. She hopes that he will come pick her up at the end of the summer like he said. Grades 4 and up