Let’s Get Discussing: Heavy Medal Mock Newbery 2022
Now that we have a final list of 15 titles and an almost finalized Heavy Medal Award Committee, we are excited to get our discussion underway.
Next week, we will introduce the committee but take a week-long break. This is a good time to get reading between all of your other festivities.
Discussion of our 15 books begins on Monday, December 27th and we will go alphabetically by title. HMAC members will introduce a title and then everyone is welcome to discuss, starting with positive comments and critiques later in the day.
|Dec 27||AMBER AND CLAY||Schlitz|
|Dec 28||THE BEATRYCE PROPHECY||DiCamillo|
|Dec 30||THE GENIUS UNDER THE TABLE||Yelchin|
|Dec 31||HARRY VS. THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL||Jenkins|
|Jan 2||JUST LIKE THAT||Schmidt|
|Jan 3||THE LAST CUENTISTA||Higuera|
|Jan 4||THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO||Kohr|
|Jan 5||MILO IMAGINES THE WORLD||de La Pena|
|Jan 6||OPHIE’S GHOSTS||Ireland|
|Jan 7||PITY PARTY||Lane|
|Jan 8||RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE||LaRocca|
|Jan 11||TOO BRIGHT TO SEE||Lukoff|
|Jan 14||Heavy Medal Finalists Announced|
|Jan 21||Live Zoom Discussion and Balloting|
After the discussion of the fifteen books, the HMAC will select 5 Mock Newbery Finalists. School Library Journal will host a Live Zoom Discussion on Friday Jan. 21st at 1 p.m. where the HMAC will argue the merits of those final titles, culminating in a weighted ballot which will determine our Mock Award winner. If you’re not on the HMAC, you can view the live discussion, share questions and comments, and take part in live polls. You can sign up here.
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About Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Emily Mroczek (Bayci) is a freelance children’s librarian in the Chicago suburbs. She served on the 2019 Newbery committee. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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