Goodbye For Now
With the announcement of THE LAST CUENTISTA as the 2022 Newbery Medal Winner at the Youth Media Awards and of course STARFISH as our all-around 2022 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery winner, our season has come to a close.
Thanks to everyone for the thoughtful discussion and welcoming spirits during my first year on the blog. I really enjoyed taking a bigger part in this community and am looking forward to the future.
With that being said, it’s time for a break! I’m going to have another baby (in June!) and stand for the New to ALSC position on the ALSC board (alongside my professional colleague Jaime Eastman). And Steven will enjoy a well-deserved retirement! We’ll see what his big retirement plans are!
In the meantime, we are taking a break but won’t be silent. We’ll build a reading list of the top 2021 title by asking readers to contribute monthly “suggestions.” We’ll do this during the first week of every month from March through September.
Also please let us know general titles you’re looking forward to this year on our last post: Looking Ahead to the 2023 Newbery Medal. I need to fill up my empty bookshelf with titles to read!
Happy Reading and Until Next Time!
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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 email@example.com.
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