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The “Early Six”: Creating the list for our Mock Newbery Medal discussion

We’re just 10 week away from the announcement of the 2021 Newbery Award. On Heavy Medal, it’s time to select six sure-fire books to appear on our Mock Newbery discussion list. Share your thoughts about what those six should be, and we’ll complete the list in December.

The Heavy Medal Award Committee: a sneak preview (with a new twist)

Our months-long discussions of the best children’s books of the year will culminate with our annual Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Winner. This year we’re adding a live discussion of the top books on ZOOM for the first time. Here’s a sneak preview of our Mock-Newbery process.