Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
This year’s Newbery winner. Loved it.
The book was written in the form of short monologues, with characters representing many of the traditional people of medieval times. The author uses the sidebars to explain here and there words and expressions that children might not know. She also interjects a few pages of informational text to explain some of the key features of the times.