In THE GENIUS UNDER THE TABLE, Eugene Yelchin's "carefully crafted descriptions, along with his illustrations, paint a vivid picture of a mundane yet harrowing life," according to Heavy Medal Award Committee member Dawn Dvorak. This unique memoir is now up for discussion as part of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery.
On our third day of discussion we feature a long form non fiction title, Fallout by Steve Sheinkin, a look at the Cold War.
Our Mock Newbery discussion turns to THE BEATRYCE PROPHECY, in which two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo "weaves a strong moment in history with almost magical moments and stories within stories." Heavy Medal Award Committee member Aryssa Damron introduces this engaging novel and we invite readers to join in.
Laura Amy Schlitz uses many styles and forms of writing to tell the story of Melisto and Rhaskos in the complex work of Amber & Clay.
Over the next few weeks, members of the Heavy Medal Award Committee will introduce and discuss all 15 titles on our Mock Newbery Book List. Here's a rundown of how the discussions and the balloting will roll out.
Meet the members of this year’s Heavy Medal Award Committee! These 14 readers will discuss 15 of the year’s best children’s books, culminating in a live Zoom Discussion and a ballot to select our 2022 Mock Newbery Winner.
Heavy Medal will take a short break before diving into our in-depth book discussions on Monday. December 27th. Now it's the time for re-reading (or reading any titles you missed so we can be ready to discuss.)
Our list of 15 Mock Newbery finalists is complete, but that doesn't mean the eventual winning title is on it. Readers are invited to look beyond that list of 15 and name one book that has a real chance to become the 2022 Newbery Medal winner.
Announcing the final Heavy Medal Book List. These are the 15 titles that will be read, discussed, and voted upon by the Heavy Medal Award Committee, starting on December 27th.
I wanted to do a final call for our two forms that are closing at 5pm today. If you want to make your voice heard on what titles should make our final list of 12-15, fill out this form. If you want to take a bigger part in our discussions and join the Heavy Medal […]