Don’t forget the little titles! One Suggestion Contenders
As we move into nomination season, it is easy to get excited about the big titles. As always, I’m worried about missing something and even that a suggested title may slip through the cracks. Today we’ll look at one suggestion contenders- of the 85 suggested titles, 42 only have one suggestion. I’ll start with three but feel free to comment on any.
ALICE AUSTEN LIVED HERE by Alex Gino. This is a quality LGBTQ title that can be compared with DIFFERENT KINDS OF FRUIT. I appreciated the development of plot particularly about inter generational relationships and friendships/ mentorships. I did think the ending could have been more fleshed out and like there was no closure from the teacher.
IN THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY by Jane Kuo. This title reminds me of MAIZY CHEN’S LAST CHANCE and NEW FROM HERE by Kelly Yang. It goes with Steven’s theme of leaving one place for another. I thought this title particularly excelled in development of characters both primary and secondary. I also think Kuo did a good job portraying “not the best people” like the dads “best friend” and the troublemaker boys.
GIBBERISH by Young Vo.
This was my suggestion and I’m still thinking about it. It’s a picture book and Vo particularly excels in presentation of information and the display of language and words. AWAY WITH WORDS (another one suggestion title) would be a good one to compare to.
Any thoughts on this title or any other one suggestion titles (listed below)? Let us know in the comments!
|A SONG CALLED HOME||Zarr||1|
|ALICE AUSTEN LIVED HERE *||Gino||1|
|ALL MY RAGE||Tahir||1|
|ANSWERS IN THE PAGES *||Levithan||1|
|AT THE END OF EVERYTHING||Nijkamp||1|
|AUGUSTA SAVAGE *||Nelson||1|
|AWAY WITH WORDS||Hoberman||1|
|BARE TREE AND LITTLE WIND||Perkins||1|
|BERRY SONG *||Goade||1|
|BIG AND SMALL AND IN-BETWEEN||Higgins||1|
|BIG RIG *||Hawes||1|
|CORNBREAD & POPPY||Cordell||1|
|DREW LECLAIR GETS A CLUE||Bury||1|
|EACH OF US A UNIVERSE||Ferruolo||1|
|ELLEN OUTSIDE THE LINES||Sass||1|
|GARDENER OF ALCATRAZ||Smith||1|
|GOLDEN GIRL *||Faruqi||1|
|IN THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY||Kuo||1|
|THE LAST BEEKEEPER *||Cartaya||1|
|THE LEGEND OF GRAVITY||Palmer||1|
|LITTLE HOUSES *||Henkes||1|
|THE LUCKY ONES||Jackson||1|
|THE MIDNIGHT CHILDREN *||Gemeinhart||1|
|MY LIFE BEGINS *||Maclachlan||1|
|OSMO UNKNOWN AND THE EIGHTPENNY WOODS||Valente||1|
|OUT OF RANGE||Lang||1|
|QUEER DUCKS (AND OTHER ANIMALS) *||Schrefer||1|
|THE RED PALACE||Hur||1|
|THE SECRET BATTLE OF EVAN PAO||Shang||1|
|THE SHEEP, THE ROOSTER, AND THE DUCK *||Phelan||1|
|SINGING WITH ELEPHANTS||Engle||1|
|THE STAR THAT ALWAYS STAYS *||Johnson||1|
|TO THE FRONT||Friddell||1|
|THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER||Peters||1|
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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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