What books did Katherine patersonwin the nuberry awards for?

Patterson began her professional career in the Presbyterian Church by teaching and writing Sunday school curriculum for fifth and sixth grade parochial students. In 1966, she wrote the novel Who Am I?. While continuing to write, she was unable to get any of her novels published. After being persuaded, Patterson took an adult education course in creative writing during which her first novel was published. Her first children's novel, The Sign of the Chrysanthemum, was published in 1973. A Japanese fairytale, it is based on Patterson's studies in Japan. Bridge to Terabithia, her most widely recognized book, was published in 1977. Terabithia was highly controversial due to some of the difficult themes. Some of her other books also feature difficult themes such as the death of a loved one. Her awards include the National Book Award (Master Puppeteer, 1976; The Great Gilly Hopkins, 1979), the Newbery Medal (Bridge to Terabithia, 1977; Jacob Have I Loved, 1981), the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction (Jip, His Story, 1996), the Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1998), and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2006).