The Traitor

By Laurence Yep

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adult
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Harper Collins 2004

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Michael and Joseph, two outcasts who are also allies in a rough, coal-mining town, must test their unlikely friendship and trust each other with their lives.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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