Lamplighter Nominated Books

I Can’t Believe I Have To Do This

By Jan Alford

Twelve-year-old Dean Matthews receives a journal as a birthday present from his mother and records the events of the following year. At first, he is very unhappy about having to do this, but he learns valuable lessons along the way.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Putnam

ISBN# 0-399-23130-7 (PB, HB)

Littlejim’s Dreams

By Gloria Houston

In 1920 in the mountains of North Carolina, fourteen-year-old Jim Houston sees his hopes of continuing his education fade when his mother becomes seriously ill and his logger father must deal with underhanded businessmen.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Harcourt Brace

ISBN# 0-15-201509-4 (HB)

My Louisiana Sky

By Kimberly Holt

Growing up in Louisiana in the 1950’s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings with her stern but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Henry Holt

ISBN# 0-8050-5251-8 (HB)

The Adventures Of Midnight Son

By Denise Patrick

After his parents help him escape from slavery on a cotton plantation, thirteen-year-old Midnight finds freedom in Mexico and becomes a cowboy on a cattle drive to Kansas.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Henry Holt

ISBN# 0-8050-4714-X (HB)

The Eagle’s Shadow

By Nora Martin

In 1946, while her emotionally distant father is in occupied Japan, a twelve-year-old girl spends a year with her mother’s relatives in a Tlingit Indian village in Alaska and begins to love and respect her heritage as she confronts the secret of her mother’s disappearance.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Scholastic

ISBN# 0-590-36087-6 (PB)

Three Against The Tide

By D. Ann Love

After her father is called away from the plantation near Charlston, S. C., during the Civil War, twelve-year-old Susana must lead her brothers on a difficult journey in hopes of being reunited with them.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Holiday House

ISBN# 0-8234-1400-0 (HB)

Wolf Shadows

By Mary Casanova

When his best friend illegally shoots a wolf while hunting in Minnesota, twelve-year-old Seth struggles to determine whether their friendship can survive their different ideas.

Nominated

2000-2001 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Hyperion

ISBN# 0-7868-0325-8 (PB, HB)