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Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Finalist: THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH by Candace Fleming

THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH “explore[s] a difficult and complex individual,” notes Heavy Medal Award Committee member Emily Mroczek (Bayci) as she introduces this biography into our Mock Newbery conversation.

Condors, Honeybees, and Women in Space: Distinguished Informational Books

“Presentation of information” can be a key element of distinguished writing according the Newbery Terms and Criteria. ASTRONAUTS, HONEYBEE, and CONDOR COMEBACK are fine examples of excellent informational books for children from 2020. Is that enough to make them Newbery contenders?