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SHOW ME A SIGN by Ann Clare LeZotte joins our Mock Newbery Discussion today. Heavy Medal Award Committee member Aud Hogan notes that "Lezotte's ability to capture a time, place, community, and individual in writing make this book distinguished."
THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH "explore[s] a difficult and complex individual," notes Heavy Medal Award Committee member Emily Mroczek (Bayci) as she introduces this biography into our Mock Newbery conversation.
Next up in our Mock Newbery discussion: PRAIRIE LOTUS by Linda Sue Park. Heavy Medal Award Committee member Courtney Hague finds this historical novel "distinguished in many ways...from the development of the plot and delineation of the characters to appropriateness of the style."
Registration is now open for the Mock Newbery LIVE Zoom Event on January 22nd at 1:00 pm (EST). Check out the details and click on the link to register for this free event sponsored by School Library Journal.
Lese Cline-Ransome's OVERGROUND RAILROAD is the only picture book on our Mock Newbery list. Heavy Medal Award Committee member Emily Mroczek-Bayci notes that "strong writing, presentation, and setting made [it] a true Newbery contenter."
Join the Mock Newbery discussion of THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE by Rebecca Stead. Heavy Medal Award Committee member Nadia Salomon notes how well this novel explores "family bonds, forming relationships, and the realization that families can be created."
Today's Mock Newbery Finalist is KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES by Kacen Callender, which Heavy Medal Committee member Charlotte Chung describes as "a tender, affecting, and hopeful story of grief, belonging, and transformation."
In A GAME OF FOX AND SQUIRRELS, author Jenn Reese "perfectly marries the realistic with the magical," according to Heavy Medal Award Committee member Sara Beth West. Our Mock Newbery discussion of this unique novel begins today.
Now up for discussion in Heavy Medal's Mock Newbery deliberations: EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE, Daniel Nayeri's thought-provoking and humorous story of a twelve-year-old immigrant from Iran.
In today's Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award discussion we consider Lauren Wolk's ECHO MOUNTAIN, a powerful historical novel set in the mountains of Maine during the Great Depression.