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Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Finalist: SNAPDRAGON by Kat Leyh

In Kat Leyh’s SNAPDRAGON, “it is the moments and conversations that the characters have with each other that truly bring this story to life,” according to Heavy Medal Award Committee member Amanda Bishop. This unique graphic novel is now up for discussion as our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery process continues.

A Graphic Novel Repeat? Could SNAPDRAGON become the second consecutive Newbery winner in this popular format?

The title character in Kate Leyh’s SNAPDRAGON is “smart, strong, brash, independent, and aware of her outsider status: it gets to her, but she refuses to be someone she’s not, and that takes guts.” Guest blogger Aud explores the distinguished qualities of this engaging graphic novel, which could be a contender for the 2021 Newbery Medal.