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Encyclopedia > Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 – ) is an American children's author. In 1971, her book Summer of the Swans won her a Newbery Medal.[1] She has also received the National Book Award.[2] August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Summer of the Swans is a novel by Betsy Byars that won the Newbery Medal in 1971. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ... The National Book Award is one of the most important literary prizes in the United States, presented annually for the best books by living U.S. citizens published in the U.S. The awards have been presented since 1950 in at least one category, and are presently awarded in each...


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USM de Grummond Collection - BETSY BYARS PAPERS (257 words)
Betsy Byars was born on August 7,1928 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Byars has written over 35 books for children and won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal in 1971 for Summer of the Swans(1970).
She is most noted for her ability to characterize the troubled lives of youngsters with humor and sensitivity.
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