E. L. Konigsburg, the author of two Newbury Medal winning titles loved by almost everyone born in the last forty years, has died. She won the Newbury for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler in 1968. She won again in 1997 for The View from Saturday. She wrote several other novels several of which could have won as well.
Her novels make great reading for adults as well as children so if you've never experienced them, try one then share it with a child.