Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Awarded the Newbery Medal in 1959, the Witch of Blackbird Pond is vividly written with characters that are convincing and fully human. It's author, Elizabeth George Speare, does not shy away from highlighting the superstition, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness of early times in colonial New England. Such behavior led to mob violence and intolerance, setting the stage for witch hunting in Puritan New England. A must read for young readers interested in the subject.