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About Emily Mroczek-Bayci

Emily Mroczek (Bayci) is a freelance children’s librarian in the Chicago suburbs. She served on the 2019 Newbery committee. You can reach her at emilyrmroczek@gmail.com.

Flashback Friday: Authors of Newbery Past

On the final Friday of each month during the 100th anniversary year of the Newbery Medal, we will take break from 2021 books and look at past Newbery authors and titles. Today we focus on influential authors of Newbery past.

How are we doing? What are we missing?

59 books have been suggested so far and it’s no surprise that most titles are middle grade. Here we take a look at Heavy Medal suggestions by the numbers.

Bored in the woods, raconteur’s something something, just like sadness? Books I didn’t finish

In acceptance that one cannot read every book published in 2021, here are a few titles Emily put down. Can you convince her to revisit any?

Emily is READY to Heavy Medal!

Hello Heavy Medal friends! My name is Emily Mroczek (Bayci) and I am Steven’s new partner in blogging this season of Heavy Medal. I am a freelance children’s librarian in the Chicago suburbs (still figuring out what that means) and a mother of two book loving (and eating) babies! In 2019, I served on the […]