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The 2022 Heavy Medal Reader's Poll is now open. Choose your top three titles from our list of 15 finalists. You can also write-in your top choice. Cast your ballot by Saturday, June 22nd.
There are so many strong titles and possibilities for the 2022 Newbery. Here are some predictions in many different categories.
Our discussion of the 15 books on our Heavy Medal Book List winds up this week. Now's your chance to add any final thoughts to our Mock Newbery discussion before our Final 5 is decided this weekend.
Andrea Wang's WATERCRESS is a gorgeous picture book with exemplary prose and juxtaposition says Heavy Medal Award Committee member Stephanie Saggione in her introduction. Join our Mock Newbery discussion of this picture book.
Next up in our Mock Newbery discussion: TOO BRIGHT TO SEE by Kyle Lukoff, described by Heavy Medal Award Committee member Amanda Bishop as "a tender and beautiful book about identity, grief, and growing up."
Lisa Fipp's STARFISH is an "incredible novel in verse," says Heavy Medal Award Committee member Aryssa Damon in her introduction. Join our Mock Newbery discussion of this debut novel.
Don't forget to sign up for our live discussion and voting for the 2022 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery on Friday January 21st at 1:00 p.m. ET.
One of the most loved books on Heavy Medal this season was Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca. Heavy Medal committee member Andrea Tyler introduces its' strengths.
PITY PARTY is the quintessential story for middle school students. It’s a party no one wants to go to, but we have all been there. The interpretation of the theme is well done throughout the book and presented in different ways.
Heavy Medal Award Committee member Emily Joan Smith Introduces OPHIE'S GHOSTS by Justina Ireland, noting the "vivid settings" and "universal themes" that help to make it a contender in our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery discussions.