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Pyrite: Honor Voting!

Nickel section (from Wilipedia): because the silver equivalent to pyrite is nickel. (At least for our purposes.)

Nickel section (from Wilipedia): because the silver equivalent to pyrite is nickel. (At least for our purposes.)

Now that we have our winner, let’s see how we’re feeling about an Honor Book lineup.

From the P&P:

Honor Books All nominated titles are eligible for honor book consideration. Following the selection of a winner, a straw vote is conducted. Any title receiving no votes is removed from consideration. A formal, weighted ballot will follow. Based on the results of this ballot, the committee will decide if it wishes to name honor books and, if so, how many.

In the interest of time, we’ll skip the straw ballot step and jump straight to the weighted vote.

All “nominated” (reviewed here this season) books are eligible, plus The Female of the Species, which has been receiving steady write-in support and which we clearly should have covered (I’m hoping to read it this week, given the groundswell of support) and When the Moon was Ours, again because of write-in support. Remember too that The Reader and Scythe are coming in the next few days, so they count as officially nominated for the Pyrite.

(Note that the whole nomination list being eligible is a major difference from Newbery procedure, which only allows books that received votes in the initial balloting for the winner to be considered for the honor.)

  • Voting will happen in the comments
  • Votes are weighted, so number them 1-4; pointing is 7/5/3/1
  • You can vote for up to 4 books but don’t need to vote all spots; however, you can’t skip spots (so if you only vote for two books, they get 7 and 5 points, respectively)
  • We recommend voting BEFORE looking at any other responses to avoid the temptation to do math and strategize — because the RealCommittee can’t, so it’s maybe a little bit like cheating?
  • Polls will stay open until Tues early evening, with the goal of posting results late Tuesday or even first thing Wednesday.

That’s it! Go vote!

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About Karyn Silverman

Karyn Silverman is the High School Librarian and Educational Technology Department Chair at LREI, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (say that ten times fast!). Karyn has served on YALSA’s Quick Picks and Best Books committees and was a member of the 2009 Printz committee. She has reviewed for Kirkus and School Library Journal. She has a lot of opinions about almost everything, as long as all the things are books. Said opinions do not reflect the attitudes or opinions of SLJ, LREI, YALSA or any other institutions with which she is affiliated. Find her on Twitter @InfoWitch or e-mail her at karynsilverman at gmail dot com.

Comments

  1. Meredith Burton says:

    1. The Female of the Species.
    2. The Lie Tree.
    3. Still Life With Tornado.
    4. Wolf Hollow.

  2. “We recommend voting BEFORE looking at any other responses to avoid the temptation to do math and strategize — because the RealCommittee can’t, so it’s maybe a little bit like cheating?” Hey, I resemble that remark!

    Anywho. Not looking (and there’s only one datapoint anyway)

    1. The Lie Tree
    2. Scythe
    3. Wolf Hollow

    And what the heck, a heart vote:

    4. Merrow

  3. 1. We Are the Ants
    2. Vassa in the Night
    3. Lucy and Linh
    4. Railhead

  4. 1. The Lie Tree
    2. March 3
    3. We are the Ants
    4. Scythe

  5. Jennifer R says:

    1. The Lie Tree
    2. Samurai Rising
    3. March 3
    4. The Sun is Also a Star

  6. Allison M. says:

    1. The Sun is Also a Star
    2. Still Life with Tornado
    3. The Female of the Species
    4. Scythe

  7. 1. The Lie Tree
    2. Samurai Rising
    3. The Reader
    4. March Book 3

  8. 1. The Lie Tree
    2. The Female of the Species
    2. Exit, Pursued By a Bear
    4. American Girls

  9. 1. March Book 3
    2. The Lie Tree
    3. Lucy and Linh
    4. Highly Illogical Behavior

  10. Maureen S says:

    1 – March Book 3
    2 – Wolf Hollow (my Printzbery pick)
    3 – Still Life in Tornado

  11. Jenna Friebel says:

    1. Burn Baby Burn
    2. The Lie Tree
    3. When the Moon Was Ours
    4. Still Life with Tornado

  12. The Lie Tree
    The Female of the Species
    The Sun is also a Star

    (Wolf Hollow is my choice for the Newbery.)

  13. Karyn Silverman says:

    1. Scythe
    2. Vassa in the Night
    3. Still Life With Tornado
    4. The Lie Tree
    (Gah, this is so hard!)

  14. 1. Burn Baby Burn
    2. Lie Tree
    3. Sun Is Also a Star
    4. Scythe

  15. 1. Still Life with Tornado
    2. The Sun is Also a Star
    3. March 3

  16. 1 Burn Baby Burn
    2 The Lie Tree
    3 Rani Patel
    4 Lucy & Linh

  17. 1. The Sun is Also a Star
    2. We Are the Ants
    3. Salt to the Sea
    4. Burn Baby Burn

  18. The Memory of Light
    We Are the Ants
    Wolf Hollow
    If I Was Your Girl

  19. 1. Scythe
    2. Still Life with Tornado
    3. We Are the Ants

  20. Joy Piedmont says:

    1. Scythe
    2. We are the Ants
    3. Lucy and Linh
    4. Highly Illogical Behavior

  21. Sandy Wusterbarth Brown says:

    The Lie Tree
    Railhead
    The Sun is Also a Star
    The Reader

  22. The Female of the Species
    Wolf Hollow
    Lucy and Linh
    Salt to the Sea

  23. 1. Still Life With Tornado
    2. The Reader
    3. Scythe
    4. March Book 3

  24. 1. We Are the Ants
    2. Female of the Species
    3. March, Book 3
    4. Exit, Pursued by a Bear

  25. Joy Piedmont says:

    Thanks everyone for playing! Honor voting is officially CLOSED for this year. Look for results tonight or tomorrow (Wed 1/18).

  26. Karyn Silverman says:

    I got the results posted! (Thanks to Mimi and Joy for spreadsheeting the results and speeding the calculations.) You can see the honor vote results here: http://bit.ly/2jlV3Rm – and decide how many books get the nickel seal of honor.

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