February 2, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
With the announcement of the 2022 Newbery Medal, this season of Heavy Medal comes to a close. We’ll return in September to look at contenders for the 2023 Newbery Medal. Between now and then, we’ll build a reading list of the top 20212 titles by asking readers to submit monthly discussions.
September 9, 2021 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Hello Heavy Medal friends! My name is Emily Mroczek (Bayci) and I am Steven’s new partner in blogging this season of Heavy Medal. I am a freelance children’s librarian in the Chicago suburbs (still figuring out what that means) and a mother of two book loving (and eating) babies! In 2019, I served on the […]
September 7, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
The Mock Newbery season is here on Heavy Medal. The next few months will be filled with book discussions, nominations, a Mock election, and occasional conversations about the 100 years of the Medal's history.
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!
November 12, 2019 by Annisha Jeffries
Who knew that when THE HATE U GIVE debuted two years ago, it will generate a film and numerous accolades to be on the New York Times Bestsellers List for more than 80 weeks. After I finished reading THUG, the first words out of my mouth was, what’s next? And watching many interviews with Ms. […]
October 2, 2019 by Annisha Jeffries
Graphic Novels have become an integral part of children’s literature.2015, the Newbery Honor Book was awarded to El Deafo by Cece Bell, and the following year, the Honor Book went to, Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. After these books received the accolades merited, graphic novels, for teens and middle-grade readers, have been embraced as a true mark of distinguished work of […]
September 18, 2019 by Annisha Jeffries
Today’s guest blogger is Lan Gao. Lan currently works as the Senior Librarian in the Youth Services Department at the Cleveland Public Library downtown branch. I asked if she would share how she was introduced to the Newbery Award. I first came across the Newbery Medal only seven years ago. So I am rather new […]
September 9, 2019 by Annisha Jeffries
My name is Annisha Jeffries and I am the Youth Services Manager at the Cleveland Public Library. Since this is my first blog post, I wanted to introduce myself. I have worked at the Cleveland Public Library for over 23 years, I currently chair the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award, which is given biennially […]
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