An Invitation – To Go Wild (with your recommendations!)
Starting in March, we asked our readers to make monthly suggestions with the strict rule on only including books already published. So far, more than 80 titles have been put forth by our readers and 27 of them have 3 or more reader support. We will definitely discuss all 27 and many more from the suggestion pool. You can see the full list from our August post.
Just like Newbery members, our fear of not covering all possible contenders is real! Even though we have a long list to work from, what if there is ONE truly worthy book, overlooked by everyone? Wouldn’t that be awful! So the hunt continues as we head toward the book discussion stretch (starting next Monday.)
I, for one, have heard praises of Kekla Magoon’s The Season of Styx Malone (coming out in October) and can’t wait to get my hands on it! What other September – December releases have some of you already encountered and deem truly distinguished? We’d like to hear from you.
Go wild, and list them in the comments! We will continue tallying up the suggestions periodically.
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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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