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Katherine Paterson - Living Legends

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Awarded: April 2000
b. Oct. 31, 1932

A highly acclaimed author of children’s books, Katherine Paterson’s works speak to young people through believable, true-to-life stories and well-developed characters. She has won many prestigious awards, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award, which recognized her lifetime contributions to children’s literature, and was awarded the Newbery Medal for both “Jacob Have I Loved” and “Bridge to Terabithia.”

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