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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.

Hero, Celebrity, and Nazi Supporter: The Newbery Medal Prospects of a Lindbergh Biography

Guest Blogger Olivia Tompkins describes Candace Fleming’s latest biography as “a slow descent into the darkness of Lindbergh’s legacy.” The skilled writing and the insightful perspectives about a fascinating historical figure could lift THE RISE AND FALL OF CHARLES LINDBERGH into Newbery Medal contention.