Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Fifteen – 3rd Ballot Results
After a second round of discussion with additional clarification and examples from the books, our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Fifteen cast their secret votes again.
At this point, 10 out of the original 18 titles received votes. Many members have shifted their choices so that we could potentially have a winner.
Sharon, Steven, and I thank all of our hard-working (over the weekend, both on Heavy Medal and via email re logistics) Mock Newbery Fifteen!
Here is result for our 3rd ballot:
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||Total Points|
|All’s Faire in Middle School||1||2|
|Beyond the Bright Sea||1||1||5|
|First Rule of Punk||1||1||5||17|
|Her Right Foot||1||2|
|I’m Just No Good at Rhyming||9||2||1||44|
|Princess Cora and the Crocodile||2||1||2||15|
|Vincent and Theo||1||1||5|
|War I Finally Won||3||7||33|
I’m Just No Good at Rhyming has received more than the needed 8 1st Place Votes.
It also scores 44 total points, 11 points over the next highest – War I Finally Won, with 33 points, more than the necessary 8-point spread.
WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
Congratulations to Chris Harris for winning the 2018 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Fifteen Medal for I’m Just No Good at Rhyming And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups.
Committee members, please discuss and choose honor titles. We welcome general Heavy Medal readers to chime in as well!
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About Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Roxanne Hsu Feldman is the Middle School (4th to 8th grade) Librarian at the Dalton School in New York City. She served on the 2002 and 2013 Newbery Committees. Roxanne was also a member of 2008-2009 Notable Books for Children, 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults, and the 2017 Odyssey Award Committees. In 2016 Roxanne was one of the three judges for the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. You can reach her at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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