Jack Gantos's Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Enrich students' reading experience with thematic questions for group discussion, cross-curricular activities aligned with Common Core State Standards, plus a Q&A with the author. Students will research historical events and New Deal communities; they'll also discuss family relationships, friendship, community, courage, honesty, and growing up.
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group is home to many of the most highly acclaimed and noteworthy children's imprints in publishing: Farrar Straus Giroux, Feiwel and Friends, First Second, Henry Holt, Priddy Books, Roaring Brook Press, and Square Fish. MCPG authors and illustrators include Eric Carle, Jack Gantos, Kimberly Willis Holt, Lloyd Alexander, and Peter Sis; memorable characters include Bad Kitty and Carl the Rottweiler.