Woodlawn, was one of the first Newberry Medal winners I read, when I set me goal. I was 7 at the time and it became one of my favorite books of all time. Because it is a favorite I didn't mind too much when it was assigned as the first class novel for 4th grade. When I reread the book for class I enjoyed it even more than the first time, I understood some things better this time. This book is the story of a tomboy turning into a young woman. I thinks lots of girls, myself included can relate.