The Newbery Challenge: A Single Shard

Please visit Colby Sharp's blog to watch his A Single Shard video.

Travis Jonker designed the cover on the right. 

"I have to say that I think I probably took the library for granted, because my father had been taking me since before I could walk, probably. For him, as an immigrant from a country that had been through a couple of very devastating wars, where libraries were not a real high priority, the libraries in this country were a miracle. He just couldn't believe it." - Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park asks, "How well do you know the Newbery winners?" 

Linda Sue Park discuses A Single Shard

Borrow A Single Shard from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 


  1. Hello, John! I have to say I absolutely loved A SINGLE SHARD! I was prompted to read it because I had the opportunity to attend an intimate gathering (back in March) with Linda Sue Park. She gave a presentation, then we hung around and talked with her (and other writer friends) and got books signed. I also read A LONG WALK TO WATER. She's a lovely, down-to-earth person and an extremely talented writer :)

  2. My classroom copies are in tatters - this is one of our favorite book club books. And now, so is Ms. Parks' "A Long Walk to Water."


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