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It All Starts December 28th: The Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Book Discussion Schedule

Our Committee is ready; the book list is final; and our Zoom discussion is scheduled. Here’s what’s in store for the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award:

The Heavy Medal Award Committee
The HMAC is made up of dedicated volunteers who have committed to reading all titles on the Heavy Medal Book List (HMBL) and discussing them online. I’ll introduced the HMAC members here early next week.

Online Mock Newbery Book Discussion
The HMAC will discuss all fifteen titles on the HMBL over a three week period. They’ll introduce one new book per day (except holidays and Sundays). Readers who are not on the HMAC are welcome to comment as well. The schedule of dates and titles is below.

Live Zoom Discussion
After the discussion of the fifteen books, the HMAC will select 5-6 Mock Newbery Finalists. School Library Journal will host a Live Zoom Discussion where the HMAC will argue the merits of those final titles, culminating in a weighted ballot which will determine our Mock Award winner. If you’re not on the HMAC, you can view the live discussion, share questions and comments, and take part in live polls. Free registration forms will be available soon on SLJ.com and here on this blog.

Here’s the discussion schedule:

DateTitleAuthor
Dec 28CHANCEShulevitz
Dec 29ECHO MOUNTAINWolk
Dec 30EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUENayeri
Dec 31FIGHTING WORDSBradley
Jan 2A GAME OF FOX AND SQUIRRELSReese
Jan 4KING AND THE DRAGONFLIESCallender
Jan 5LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGEStead
Jan 6OVERGROUND RAILROADCline-Ransom
Jan 7PRAIRIE LOTUSPark
Jan 8RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGHFleming
Jan 9SHOW ME A SIGNLezotte
Jan 11SKUNK AND BADGERTimberlake
Jan 12SNAPDRAGONLeyh
Jan 13WHEN STARS ARE SCATTEREDJamieson & Mohamed
Jan 14WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGERKeller
Jan 16Heavy Medal Finalists Announced
Jan 22Live Zoom Discussion and Balloting
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Steven Engelfried About Steven Engelfried

Steven Engelfried is the Library Services Manager at the Wilsonville Public Library in Oregon. He served on the 2010 Newbery committee, chaired the 2013 Newbery Committee, and also served on the 2002 Caldecott committee. You can reach him at sengelfried@yahoo.com.

Comments

  1. Rachel Jamieson says:

    I’m looking forward to the discussion. Hopefully my holds will all be here in time for me to read the books!

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