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    pawprint  View the list below for past National Book Award winners:


    1996: Parrott In the Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez
    1997: Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
    1998: Holes by Louis Sachar
    1999: When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt
    2000: Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
    2001: True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff
    2002: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
    2003: The Canning Season by Polly Horvath
    2004: Godless by Pete Hautman
    2005: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
    2006: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: 
    The Pox Party 
    by M.T. Anderson
    2007: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    2008: What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
    2009: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
    2010: Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine 
    2011: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
    2012: Goblin Secrets by William Alexander 
    2013: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
    2014: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 
    2015: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

     

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