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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.
Let’s talk about the one graphic novel on our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery list this year. THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO by Shing Yin Khor is a historical graphic novel with a bit of a reimagining of the Paul Bunyan tall tale thrown in.
Our second week of Heavy Medal Mock Newbery discussion opens up with Just Like That by Gary Schmidt, introduced by Heavy Medal Award Committee member Louie Lauer.
On our third day of discussion we feature a long form non fiction title, Fallout by Steve Sheinkin, a look at the Cold War.
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.
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.)
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.