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Announcing the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Winner

After over an hour of intense discussion, broadcast live on Zoom, the Heavy Medal Award Committee selected this year’s Mock Newbery Winner: EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE by Daniel Nayeri.

Mock Newbery LIVE on Zoom: Registration now open for this free event on January 22

Registration is now open for the Mock Newbery LIVE Zoom Event on January 22nd at 1:00 pm (EST). Check out the details and click on the link to register for this free event sponsored by School Library Journal.

Volunteers Wanted: Help select our Mock Newbery winner by joining the Heavy Medal Award Committee

The volunteer request for the Heavy Medal Award Committee went out today…and all spots have already been filled. The HMAC will begin discussing the Mock Newbery Finalists in late December.

The Heavy Medal Award Committee: a sneak preview (with a new twist)

Our months-long discussions of the best children’s books of the year will culminate with our annual Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Winner. This year we’re adding a live discussion of the top books on ZOOM for the first time. Here’s a sneak preview of our Mock-Newbery process.