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The 2015 Contenders!
BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN OF THE KING by Sonya Hartnett
THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander
EGG & SPOON by Gregory Maguire
EL DEAFO by Cece Bell
THE FAMILY ROMANOV by Candace Fleming
GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith
THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos
THE MADMAN OF PINEY WOODS by Christopher Paul Curtis
POISONED APPLES by Christine Heppermann
THE PORT CHICAGO 50 by Steve Sheinkin
THE STORY OF OWEN by E. K. Johnston
THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
A VOLCANO BENEATH THE SNOW by Albert Marrin
WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
WEST OF THE MOON by Margi Preus
Read more about the year’s battle in this SLJ article.
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About Battle Commander
The Battle Commander is the nom de guerre for children’s literature enthusiasts Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman, fourth grade teacher and middle school librarian at the Dalton School in New York City and Jonathan Hunt, the County Schools Librarian at the San Diego County Office of Education. All three have served on the Newbery Committee as well as other book selection and award committees. They are also published authors of books, articles, and reviews in publications such as the New York Times, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book Magazine. You can find Monica at educating alice and on twitter as @medinger. Roxanne is at Fairrosa Cyber Library and on twitter as @fairrosa. Jonathan can be reached at email@example.com.
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