Cast Your Vote in the Heavy Medal Reader’s Poll
We’re just a week away from the announcement of the 2023 Newbery Medal. Here on Heavy Medal we’ve been discussing possible contenders all year and we have a few different approaches to choosing our Mock Newbery favorites:
Our Heavy Medal Award Committee will select a winner from our Final 5 list of books in a live webcast on Friday, January 27th at 1:00 pm EST. After a full discussion of the titles, they will cast ballots and select a winner.
During that same webcast viewers will vote for a winner in a separate live poll. Sign up to view the free live School Library Journal webcast here.
And today we open up our annual Heavy Medal Reader’s Poll. Here’s how it works:
- Find the Reader’s Poll here.
- The Reader’s Poll includes all 16 books on our Heavy Medal Book List.
- Choose your top three titles in ranked order. Each first place vote will receive 4 points, then it’s three points for second place and two points for third.
- You can also write-in a deserving title that didn’t make our list of 16. Do this at the bottom of the poll.
- Submit your vote by 12:00 noon EST on Friday, January 27th. We’ll announce the results here on Heavy Medal on Saturday.
After the Mock Newbery results, of course, it’s time for the real awards. The Youth Media Awards will be announced at the ALA LibLearnX event in New Orleans on Monday, January 30th at 8:00 am CST. You can view the live webcast here. Emily and I will be watching it and will post our reactions (and invite you to share yours) right after the Newbery winner is revealed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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