THE FINAL FIVE: Heavy Medal Mock Newbery 2024 Contenders
In a vote that for once required no re-ballots, we have a top five booklist. I was impressed with the varying genres and formats: historical fiction, realistic fiction, narrative nonfiction, graphic memoir, and easy reader/ picture book/ whatever it is.
These are the five titles the Heavy Medal Award Committee we will discuss in our live Zoom conversation on Friday, January 19 at 1 p.m. EST. There’s still time to sign up, and you’re welcome to attend even If you haven’t read all the books. We’ll have a HMAC ballot and a viewers poll. And anyone can vote in our readers poll, which is live now.
And the HMAC final five are, in alphabetical order:
A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING – Dan Santat
THE LABORS OF HERCULES BEAL- Gary D. Schmidt
THE LOST YEAR- Katherine Marsh
THE MONA LISA VANISHES- Nicholas Day
THE SKULL- Jon Klassen
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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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