The Jefferson Cup Award honors a distinguished American biography, historical fiction or history book for young people. The Youth Services Forum of the Virginia Library Association has presented this award annually since the 1982 publishing year. Through the award, the Youth Services Forum seeks to promote reading about America’s past, to encourage the quality writing of United States history, biography and historical fiction for young people, and to recognize authors in these disciplines.
The Jewish Americans: A History in Their Own Words
by Milton Meltzer
The Brooklyn Bridge: They Said It Couldn’t be Built by Judith St. George. Putnam, 1982. Grades 4-8
Witches’ Children: a Story of Salem by Patricia Clapp. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982. Grades 4-8.
Worthy of Note:
A Girl Called Bob and a Horse Called Yoki by Barbara Campbell
Circle of Fire by William Hooks