Library of Congress

National Book Festival

The Newbery Medal went to Laura Amy Schlitz in 2008 for “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village.” A librarian who lives in Baltimore, Schlitz is also a professional storyteller. Her other books include “The Bearskinner: A Tale of the Brothers Grimm” “A Drowned Maiden's Hair” and “The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy.” She has just published “Splendors and Glooms” (Candlewick).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Laura Amy Schlitz

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