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The Results are In!

Yesterday, thirteen people gathered to discuss the eight books on our short list and to crown an Oakland "Heavy Medal" Mock Newbery award to the most distinct of them.  We talked, we debated, we discussed, and in the end we had a clear winner.

(Drum roll, please…)

The Porcupine Year by Louise Edrich!!
PorcupineYear The Results are In!

The group also named two honor books:

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

and
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

I’ll post again later and expose the process a little bit more, but for now, here we are!

 The Results are In!
Back Row: Claire Scott, Weny Burton, Emily Jiang, Nina Lindsay. Laurie Willhalm, Cathe Norman, Kathy Shepler,  Chris Spitzel
Front Row: Marta Rodriguez, Nicole Silkton, Karen Sasamoto, Sharon McKellar
(missing: Becca Todd)

Thanks so much to everyone who participated for such a fun afternoon and lively discussiom.

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Comments

  1. EVA MITNICK says:

    Congrats on your picks! How I wish I could have been there; it looks like so much fun. Can’t wait for the glimpse into the workings of a Newbery-esque discussion.

  2. EVA MITNICK says:

    Congrats on your picks! How I wish I could have been there; it looks like so much fun. Can’t wait for the glimpse into the workings of a Newbery-esque discussion.

  3. Emily Jiang says:

    Sharon, your wild facial expression is priceless! Thanks so much for organizing this fabulous event!!

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