Annal: 2004 Batchelder Award

Results of the Batchelder Award in the year 2004.

Book:Run, Boy, Run

Run, Boy, Run

Uri Orlev

"Srulik, there's no time. I want you to remember what I'm going to tell you. You have to stay alive. You have to! Get someone to teach you how to act like a Christian, how to cross yourself and pray. The most important thing, Srulik," he said, talking fast, "is to forget your name. Wipe it from your memory. But even if you forget everything — even if you forget me and Mama — never forget that you're a Jew."
And so, at only eight years old, Srulik Frydman says goodbye to his father for the last time and becomes Jurek Staniak, an orphan on the run in the Polish countryside at the height of the Holocaust. With the danger of capture by German soldiers ever-present, Jurek must fight against starvation, the punishing Polish winters, and widespread anti-Semitism as he desperately searches for refuge. Told with the unflinching honesty and unique perspective of such a young child, Run, Boy, Run is the extraordinary account of one boy's struggle to stay alive in the face of almost insurmountable…[more]
Book:The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon

The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins

Bea Uusma Schyffert

Do you know the story of Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 astronaut who went all the way to the moon but never walked on its surface? Instead, he orbited the moon 14 times, surrounded by 701 power switches and 20 pounds of checklists. Reminiscent of a scrapbook, this extraordinary book chronicles what Michael Collins did, saw, and thought about in space. Through fascinating facts, quotes, checklists, original drawings, and photos taken both in space and on Earth, it also tells how the astronauts prepared for their historic journey, what they brought with them, and what they left behind.

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