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Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Finalist: EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri

Now up for discussion in Heavy Medal’s Mock Newbery deliberations: EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE, Daniel Nayeri’s thought-provoking and humorous story of a twelve-year-old immigrant from Iran.

The Funniest, Saddest, and Most Unusual Book of the Year? EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE and its prospects for the Newbery Medal

EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE is “a beautiful testament to the power of memory and the stories we choose to tell,” writes Guest Blogger Amanda Bishop. Daniel Nayeri tells this (mostly) true story of his life as a refugee with a unique and highly effective style that could earn serious Newbery Medal consideration.