HMC Mock Ballot #2 Results – still not there
Heavy Medal Committee (HMC) members have submitted their 2nd Ballots. Based on the requirements noted at the top of today’s earlier post, we still are not real close to a winner (8 first place, 8 point lead). So at this point, we will open up HM for more discussion of the contending books. The HMC members will submit a third ballot.
|Ballot #2||1st (4 pts)||2nd (3 pts)||3rd (2 pts)||Total|
|Other Words for Home||3||3||4||29|
|The Remarkable Journey…||2||3||2||21|
|Genesis Begins Again||3||0||0||12|
|Pay Attention Carter Jones||1||1||1||9|
|Lalani of the Distant Sea||1||1||0||7|
|Queen of the Sea||1||0||1||6|
|This Promise of Change||0||1||0||3|
|Scary Stories for Young Foxes||0||1||0||3|
|The Line Tender||0||0||1||2|
|The Important Thing About MWB||0||0||1||2|
We still have 12 books that are receiving votes. On the real Committee, the Chair might at this point see if there is consensus around the table to remove some of the books from the table. By removing books that have not received strong support so far, it would force more votes towards the clear contenders and could bring us closer to a clear winner.
We’re not all in the room together, but I’ll put the question to the HMC here. Not everyone will be able to weigh in, but let’s see what the first reactions are and we’ll go from there. Once the decision is made, we’ll have a new HM post where re-dicussion will commence again.
I propose to remove all books that received fewer than three votes total. This would remove six titles: THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT MW BROWN; LINE TENDER; SCARY STORIES…FOXES; THIS PROMISE OF CHANGE; QUEEN OF THE SEA; and LALANI. We would have six remaining titles.
HMC members, what do you think? Are we okay taking off a couple books that received a 1st place vote? If you’d like to keep more books on the table, do you see a chance for them to rise in the rankings? Once we get some input we’ll make the decision and call for re-discussion on a separate post.
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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