Choose Three: October Mock Newbery 2024 Nominations
At Heavy Medal, we try to follow the processes of the real Newbery Committee when we can, one of those is nominations. On the real Committee, each of the 15 members nominate 7 Newbery deserving titles with written justifications over the next three months. Nominated titles are the only ones on the final Newbery table.
The Newbery Manual notes that the nominations “ serve as a focus for all suggestions made during the year” “make each committee member aware of which books require their closest scrutiny and which they need to re-read.” and “The written justifications serve as preparation for oral discussion at Midwinter and provide practice in stating clearly and succinctly your ideas about books that seem distinguished.”
Here’s how nominations work on Heavy Medal:
Nominate three titles in the comments below. Like the real Committee, we’ll require three exactly. Your grand total is seven, so choose wisely.
Titles do not need to be suggested to be nominated.
All we need is the three titles and authors, but if you would like to share a bit about why any of them made your list, or any strategic rationale, that would be great!
The first nomination period runs through the end of Saturday, October 7th. We’ll post the totals on the 9th.The nominations list helps Steven and I decide which books to feature in future posts. It also helps us us create the Heavy Medal Book List, which we announce in early December.
As always let us know any questions! Happy nominating!
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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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