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Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Finalist: THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE by Rebecca Stead

Join the Mock Newbery discussion of THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE by Rebecca Stead. Heavy Medal Award Committee member Nadia Salomon notes how well this novel explores “family bonds, forming relationships, and the realization that families can be created.”

Fencing, Hoops, and a Family Wedding: Distinguished Writing Styles

Authors Jewell Parker Rhodes, Rebecca Stead, and Gene Luen Yang use distinctly different writing techniques in their recently published Newbery-eligible titles. Join our discussion of how excellence in the area of “appropriateness of style” can contribute to a distinguished children’s book.