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What are the front runners of this year's Heavy Medal (Mock Newbery) Award titles? You have a chance to decide on the final two titles!
THIS IS PROMISE OF CHANGE was an early 2019 publication with many nominations, but we haven’t discussed it much on Heavy Medal (it was part of Roxanne’s post on poetry). We interviewed the authors to learn more about how the book happened: Heavy Medal: Debbie, why did you decide to write about Jo Ann’s memoir in […]
This action-packed adventure graphic novel is book 9 in the series. It revolves around adventurer John Wesley Powell, who would come to be known as one of the most heroic adventurers in American History. As a young man, he wandered all over the United States exploring. In 1869 he organized the Colorado River Exploring Expedition, […]
Have we found the most distinguished book for children this year? Presenting "Infinite Hope" by Ashley Bryan.
Read and find out which titles are front runners for the Heavy Medal, Mock Newbery, Award?
Author, Sarah Scheerger has written a timely relatable story told in diary form with eight diverse students writing their experiences as the school year advances. That story begins at White Oak Elementary School. Ms. Graham is a teacher with unconventional teaching methods; one of them involves having a class frog named Kermit. The pacing is […]
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. […]
Heavy Medal readers are invited to nominate their first three titles that they consider strong contenders for the 2020 Newbery.
Have you read Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut fantasy? If the answer is no, do yourself a favor and read it. Kelly’s novel is inspired by Filipino folklore that resonates as a memorable coming-of-age story about loyalty, friendship, individuality, beauty, and heroism of twelve-year-old Lalani Sarita’s mother falls ill with an incurable illness, Lalani begins on […]
Nonfiction history books have not fared well in Newbery announcements in recent years. This year's contenders to break that streak could include a history of the first cross-country women's air race and a look at a year's worth of major events from exactly one century ago.