December Nominations: Last Chance!
Around this time, Newbery Committee members are sending in their last two official nominations, after having submitted three in October and two in November. Following that model, it’s time for Heavy Medal readers to do the same:
Submit two Newbery-eligible titles in the comments section below.
If you have missed either of the two previous nominating periods, you can include titles that you would have submitted in October and/or November. Not allowed in the real committee, but fine for our purposes.
You can nominate titles that have already been nominated, which can raise the profile of those books in the eyes of others. In the real committee, you would also write a justification for your nomination, possibly changing the way others view the book. But here just listing titles is fine.
The list of previously nominated titles is here.
We’ll accept nominations through Friday, December 7th, and share the totals on Monday, December 10th.
Coming soon on Heavy Medal
- A call for readers who would like to participate in the Official Heavy Medal Committee balloting. Participants will need to finish the 15 titles on our Heavy Medal Long List and be ready to participate in online discussions on this blog starting January 2nd.
- The announcement of those 15 titles, which will be selected by Roxanne, Sharon, and Steven.
- A look at the Best of the Year lists from journals and how they line up with what we’ve all read and discussed.
But for now, it’s time for two of those so-hard-to-choose December nominations:
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About Steven Engelfried
Steven Engelfried was the Library Services Manager at the Wilsonville Public Library in Oregon until he retired in 2022 after 35 years as a full-time librarian. He served on the 2010 Newbery committee, chaired the 2013 Newbery Committee, and also served on the 2002 Caldecott committee. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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