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Lyddie
Katherine Paterson
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Katherine Paterson was born in Qing Jiang, Jiangsu, China in 1932. She attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee and then graduate school in Virginia where she studied Bible and Christian education. Before going to graduate school, she was a teacher for one year and after graduate school, she moved to Japan to be a missionary. Her first book, Sign of the Chrysanthemum was published in 1991. Other titles to follow included The Bridge to Terabithia and Jacod Have I Loved which both won her a Newbery Award, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie and The Master Puppeteer. In addition to the Newbery Award, she is the recipient of numerous others including the Scott O'Dell Award, the National Book Award for Children's Literature, the American Book Award, the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults Award and the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award. She was also honored with the Hans Christian Anderson Award. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters Lyddie Worthen
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Age: 10
Father abandoned the family; hired out as a servant at a tavern; determined to find a better job to pay off her family's debt and reunite the family; finds work at a clothing factory; loves reading; learns the family farm was sold; has a desire to go to college; realizes women are treated inequally.
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