This evening I finished reading The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker.
The Forgotten Daughter was a Newbery runner-up in 1934. The last book that I finished, Swords of Steel, was also a runner-up in 1934.
I now have only eleven books left to read in The Newbery Challenge.
The Forgotten Daughter is set in Ancient Rome and gives us a glimpse into the culture of that time. We get a look at what slavery was like at that time as Chloe the hero of our story is brought up as a slave at the villa of her father. Her father does not know that she survived due to family politics. She is truly forgotten as a daughter. The story twists and turns, but eventually Chloe is reunited with the father that does not know she exists.
Does the story have a happy ending? How does she meet her father? I will not spoil this wonderful story for you. This is definitely a Newbery book that you should find and read if you like Historical Fiction.
Snedeker also wrote Downright Dencey which was a Newbery runner-up in 1928. Both of these books are near the top of the list of my Newbery favorites, so I need to find more of her books.
So, what books do I have left in the challenge?
The first four books in the list will be hard to find. There are libraries in the Link+ system that have them, but they are unavailable for circulation. The last four on the list are available through Link+ and I will request them after I return from my next trip.