The Results are In!
Yesterday, thirteen people gathered to discuss the eight books on our short list and to crown an Oakland "Heavy Medal" Mock Newbery award to the most distinct of them. We talked, we debated, we discussed, and in the end we had a clear winner.
(Drum roll, please…)
The Porcupine Year by Louise Edrich!!
The group also named two honor books:
After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
I’ll post again later and expose the process a little bit more, but for now, here we are!
Back Row: Claire Scott, Weny Burton, Emily Jiang, Nina Lindsay. Laurie Willhalm, Cathe Norman, Kathy Shepler, Chris Spitzel
Front Row: Marta Rodriguez, Nicole Silkton, Karen Sasamoto, Sharon McKellar
(missing: Becca Todd)
Thanks so much to everyone who participated for such a fun afternoon and lively discussiom.
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About Sharon McKellar
Sharon McKellar is the Supervising Librarian for Teen Services at the Oakland Public Library in California. She has served on the Rainbow List Committee, the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, The Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Committee, and the 2015 Caldecott Committee. You can reach her at email@example.com.
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