2020 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award Finalists… almost: we need your input!
We released a partial Heavy Medal Award discussion titles list in late November. With the final round of nomination, we now have a firm top 13. All but The Toll and Torpedoed received 8 or more nominations. Given that both were already on our early published list and with 4 and 7 nominations each — they both remain viable choices.
We are hoping to have a 15-title discussion list in January but couldn’t decide which two titles to add. So, here you all come in: please vote using this form (no longer live, 12/17, 10:10 p.m.) to choose from the following two sets of titles. Poll starts as this post goes live and will close at 10:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, 12/16.
We will post the final finalists list (don’t you love the sound of this) on Wednesday. Would also love to have many Heavy Medal readers volunteer to be on our Heavy Medal Award Committee. It will be chaired by Steven this year.
The titles to be considered are listed below: we would like one more middle grade novel (each with 7 nominations) and one heavily illustrated title. (Edited, 12/17, 10:10 p.m. Poll is closed.)
|Other Words for Home (Warga)|
|Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez|
|A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata|
|Look Both Ways|
|Let ‘er Buck!|
|Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown, The|
|Bell Rang, The|
Here are the definite 13 – in alphabetical order by title:
|Beverly, Right Here|
|Genesis Begins Again|
|Lalani of the Distant Sea|
|Pay Attention, Carter Jones|
|Queen of the Sea|
|Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, The|
|Scary Stories for Young Foxes|
|This Promise of Change|
|To Night Owl from Dogfish|
The entire tally of all the votes can be found here.
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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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