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Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Finalist: WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed worked together to create WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED, a graphic novel that is “important, relevant, and relatable,” according to Heavy Medal Award Committee member Tegen Beese. Will this unique collaborative effort contend for our Mock Newbery award on Heavy Medal?

What Did We Miss? Six books that should be in our Mock Newbery conversation

Discussion begins on half a dozen children’s books that have received multiple starred reviews, including a fictionalized account of young Cassius Clay, a memoir set in a Kenyan refugee camp, and an adventure tale of an early Hollywood stunt girl. Could one of these be the next Newbery Medal winner?