January 27, 2020 by Annisha Jeffries
The winners have been announced. It was fun and wonderful to see how HMC were in sync with the Newbery Committee. Great job everyone!
October 9, 2019 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Author of Real Friends and Best Friends, two graphic novel memoirs, Shannon Hale talks about her writing and collaboration process and her wishes for Newbery committee members when evaluating graphic narratives.
January 28, 2019 by Steven Engelfried
MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS won the 2019 Newbery Medal! Heavy Medal readers share reactions to the Newbery results, as well as the announcements of other award winners.
September 19, 2018 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
A few days ago, the long listed titles for this year’s National Book Award Young People’s Literature category were unveiled. How does our monthly suggestions list compare? What are some common threads that you see? Here’s a quick recap and description: Out of the ten titles, Heavy Medal readers have strongly supported Boots on the Ground (nonfiction), Truth as Told by […]
February 7, 2018 by Steven Engelfried
We’ve spent the last several months discussing what we think SHOULD win Newbery recognition, and why. For this post, let’s shift gears and talk about what we think actually WILL emerge as winners. It’s not as easy as it looks. Though some of my predictions have won Honors over the years, I’m afraid that the […]
January 29, 2018 by Sharon McKellar
What a wonderful afternoon of book discussion with these amazing people! I’m excited to do a little bit of a recap for you, and all of the participants have been encouraged to chime in in the comments to share their perspectives, points of view, and any parts of the discussion they think the world should […]
September 16, 2017 by Sharon McKellar
The 2017 National Book Award longlist of nominees was announced this week, and the Young People’s Literature list is exciting! Elana K. Arnold, What Girls Are Made Of (Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Publishing Group) Robin Benway, Far from the Tree (HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers) Samantha Mabry, All the Wind in the World (Algonquin Young Readers / Workman […]
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