Heavy Medal Award Committee Live Zoom Results
Thank you to all who attended today’s live Zoom session. For those who missed, the recording is already available here. Thanks to the staff of School Library Journal for all their support!
We had strong discussion about our five contenders and I encourage viewers to look back at our in-depth discussion of our top 15 titles.
Now, here are our winners:
Heavy Medal Award Committee 2022 Mock Newbery Medalist: Starfish by Lisa Fipps. Honor Book: AMBER AND CLAY by Laura Amy Schlitz
Heavy Medal 2022 Mock Zoom Newbery Viewers Poll Medalist: STARFISH by Lisa Fipps Honor Book: AMBER AND CLAY by Laura Amy Schiltz
Yes, the big winners were the same which means people came to similar consensus based on the discussion!For those who want the full top five breakup… on the HMAC Committee side …
- AMBER AND CLAY
- JUST LIKE THAT
- OPHIE’S GHOST AND WATERCRESS- tie
and on the Viewers Poll side…
- STARFISH (42%)
- AMBER AND CLAY (20%)
- OPHIE’S GHOSTS (17%)
- JUST LIKE THAT (10%) and WATERCRESS (10%)
Thanks to all of the committee members for their hard work and thoughtful discussion and to all the attendees for their insightful comments and participation.
Steven and I are always open to more questions and conversation and you’re welcome to contact us.
Though our Live Zoom is complete, there are still two days to vote in the Readers Poll on the top 15 titles. Steven and I will also post our reactions from Monday’s announcements, which you can watch live here at 8 a.m. CT.
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 email@example.com.
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