November Nominations – Choose Two More
Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Nominations are now open for November. In October, 49 readers each put three titles forward. Totals from that first round are listed here. Following the procedure of the real Committee, we’re now calling for two Nominations in November, with two more to follow in December. If you weren’t able to Nominate here in October, you can go ahead and submit five at this time. That would never be allowed in the real Committee, of course: all members must submit 3 + 2 + 2 at the specified times.
In the Committee, the Nominations are the titles that will be discussed during the Midwinter discussions. The number of Nominations per title doesn’t have a direct impact on the discussions or balloting, but can give members an indication of which books might have the strongest support from their peers.
A few weeks ago I thought I had my November titles all ready to go, but two titles I read recently totally messed up those plans. My November nominations are: TORPEDOED by Deborah Heiligman and THE USUAL SUSPECTS by Maurice Broaddus. December is going to be tough…Please add your November Nominations (titles and authors) in the comments below between now and November 19th. We’ll share the cumulated totals shortly after that.
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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 email@example.com.
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