Newbery Medal-winning writer whose works concentrate on African-American lifestyle in the South. She actually is best known on her behalf 1976 novel, Move of Thunder, Listen to My Cry. She released her initial novella, Song from the Trees and shrubs, in 1975. The task received a fresh York Times Excellent Book of the entire year citation. Her 1981 function, Let the Group End up being Unbroken, received a Coretta Scott Ruler Award and an American Reserve Award nomination. She was created in Jackson, Mississippi and spent nearly all her youth in Toledo, Ohio. She afterwards resolved in Colorado with her little girl. She and Karen Hesse are both Newbery Medal winners.