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Jerry Spinelli (1941-)

Awards, Honors

Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, 1990, Newbery Medal, American Library Association (ALA), and Carolyn Field Award, both 1991, and Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, Indian Paintbrush Award, Rhode Island Children's Book Award, Flicker Tale Award, Charlotte Award, Mark Twain Award, and Nevada Young Readers' Award, all 1992, and William Allen White Award, Pacific Northwest Award, Massachusetts Children's Book Award, Rebecca Caudhill Award, West Virginia Children's Book Award, Buckeye Children's Book Award, Land of Enchantment Award, all 1993, all for Maniac Magee; South Carolina Children's Book Award, 1993, for Fourth Grade Rats; California Young Readers' Medal, 1993, for There's a Girl in My Hammerlock; Best Book for Young Adults, ALA, and Best Books, School Library Journal, both 1996, both for Crash; Best Books, School Library Journal, 1997, Newbery Honor Book, 1998, Carolyn Field Award, and Josette Frank Award, all for Wringer; Golden Kite Award for fiction, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and Carolyn Field Award co-winner, both 2003, both for Milkweed; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, 2004, for Loser; Children's Literature Citation, Drexel University, and Milner Award (Atlanta, GA), both for body of work. Spinelli's works have garnered Readers' Choice Awards from more than twenty American and Canadian states and provinces.

Additional topics

Brief BiographiesBiographies: Nate Smith Biography - Fought His Way into the Union to Theodosius II BiographyJerry Spinelli (1941-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Writings, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Adaptations