December 28, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
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.
January 15, 2019 by Steven Engelfried
Kate DiCamillo's LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME is today's featured Heavy Medal Finalist. Steven notes that "The distinctive style injects a great deal of humor into the book, but the funny parts are always connected to Louisiana's struggle to find hope and kindness in a world that is not always happy at all."
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