2019 Heavy Medal Award Winner Announcement
After two more rounds (via email and ballot forms) of voting, the 2019 Heavy Medal Award Committee finally came to consensus and picked the winning title published for children in 2018. We are excited and thrilled to announce that the 2019 Heavy Medal Award goes to Jonathan Auxier for his moving historical fantasy Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, published by Amulet Books, an Imprint of Abrams Books.
Here’s the final vote and point count:
Title (total votes) 1st Place
x 4 pts.
x 3 pts.
x 2 pts.
Total Points The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (4) 3 1 11 The Book of Boy (9) 5 2 2 30 Hey, Kiddo (6) 2 4 14 Louisiana’s Way Home (9) 1 7 1 27 Snow Lane (10) 2 8 22 Sweep (13) 11 1 1 49
Sweep received more than 9 First Place votes and it has a 19 point lead (9 is needed) over the next highest point title.
Congratulations to the entire Committee for your steadfastness and thinking and voting even when you’re traveling by car or air to Seattle!
Now, on to our final task together: which titles should receive the 2019 Heavy Medal Honor?
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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