2005 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Newbery Medal for Best Book: Kira-Kira, Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
Newbery Honor Books: Al Capone Does My Shirts, Gennifer Choldenko (G.P. Putnam's Sons/a division of Penguin Young Readers Group);
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights, Russell Freedman (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin);
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)

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