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And the Newbery Winner Is…: WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER

The winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal is WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER. And five Honor books were named. Share your reactions to this along with the other Youth Media Awards from the American Library Association that were just announced.

Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Finalist: WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER by Tae Keller

The last book on our Mock Newbery Award list is WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER by Tae Keller. Heavy Medal Award Committee member Barbara Rohrer cites the author’s “magical command of literary devices, voice, and revisionist Korean folktales” as distinguished elements to kick off discussion of this unique novel for children.

Guest Blogger Post: WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER

Guest Blogger Cheryl introduces WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER, stating that the book leads readers to feel “like we were grabbing points of light and hope in a world of darkness.” Join our discussion of Tae Keller’s excellent novel.