2019 Heavy Medal Award — Reader Poll
Readers, stay tuned. We are still in the process of our Third (and might not be the Last) Round of Balloting.
As evident from yesterday’s whirlwind of comments (more than two hundred before we closed the comments for the two posts,) our 17 Heavy Medal Award Committee members are taking this task of picking a Mock Newbery Winner extremely seriously. We are so grateful for everyone’s dedication and thoughtful examination of these books.
Our exercise here also sheds light on the difficulty of the consensus process of any Newbery Committee each year. How does a group of 15 (or 17 in our case) individuals come to agreement when we all have such divergent reading tastes and personal and professional experiences?
As we await the next round of results, I invite Heavy Medal readers to cast your vote on your topic choice from our finalists (and a write-in option, too).
VOTE HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/v0GZOE6ztfDG32yo1
(updated) You have until Sunday, January 27, 11 p.m. EST to cast your vote.
Please also feel free to comment on what you have observed through these past few weeks, and especially yesterday.
Filed under: Process
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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