First Contenders: The Heavy Medal Mock Newbery reading list…so far
The first round of our monthly “suggestions” is completed, leaving us with a short but interesting list of possible Newbery Medal contenders from the first couple months of 2021. The ten titles suggested so far encompass a wide variety of genres and styles, including autobiography, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and poetry, plus there’s a story collection and a novel in verse.
Our next call for suggestions comes on April 5th. Here’s the list so far:
|JUST LIKE THAT||Schmidt||3|
|GONE TO THE WOODS||Paulsen||2|
|LEGACY: WOMEN POETS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE||Grimes||1|
|LION OF MARS||Holm||1|
|MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF AIDAN S.||Levithan||1|
|ONE JAR OF MAGIC||Haydu||1|
|RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE||LaRocca||1|
|SEA IN WINTER||Day||1|
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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