Heavy Medal Committee: Official Call for Participants
Let the excitement mount!
As our final nomination round winds down and the discussion of the many”Best Of” lists of the year comes to an end, it’s time to officially call for the Heavy Medal Committee members. These will be HM readers who are committed to:
- Read (and re-read) all the 15 (fifteen) titles on our final list (to be revealed next Monday);
- Be able to fully participate during the weeks of discussion*: From Wednesday, Jan 2nd to Tuesday, January 23rd (only Weekdays)
- Be able to vote, re-discuss, and re-vote between Wednesday, January 24th and Friday, January 26th.
We will announce Heavy Medal Winner and Honor Books on Friday, January 26th. (The Youth Media Awards announcement at Midwinter Conference will be on Monday, January 29th.) From last year’s participants, we know that this will be a deeply rewarding and thrilling experience for all who take part. We’d love to see more people involved!
We are also exploring the possibility of a Peanut Gallery for readers who are not HMC members to voice their thoughts during January.
Please sign up to be a Heavy Medal Committee Member in the comment below. There is no restriction on how many people should be in this group (larger than 15 is fine) as long as you are committed to reading and discussing all the books through January.
* Updated Information: Fully Participating = having read all the 15 books and being able to discuss on Heavy Medal site in the comments area during those three weeks. No group chat, no email chain, no time coordination necessary. Sorry if that was very unclear!
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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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