HMC Ballot #3 – Discussion of the Final 7
Results of our second Heavy Medal Mock Newbery ballot are in and we still do not have a clear winner. Under Newbery rules, the winner will need to receive at least 8 first place votes and lead the second place book by 8 points.
We will now open up discussion again on the remaining contenders. We have removed the books with the five lowest point totals on the second ballot. That leaves us with seven books (from the original 15). Please share new insights, strengths, and concerns about these titles in the comments below. As in the past, any Heavy Medal readers may share opinions, but ballots will be submitted by the Heavy Medal Committee members only.
The seven books are:
- Other Words for Home
- The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
- New Kid
- Genesis Begins Again
- Pay Attention, Carter Jones!
- Lalani of the Distant Sea
This discussion will close at 10:00 pm EST tonight. If all goes well, we will have the results of Ballot #3 posted first thing on Friday. Will we finally have a winner?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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