2019 Mock Newbery Discussion & Election

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe Room

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Librarians, teachers, and other adults interested in books for children and young teens are invited to participate in our annual Mock Newbery program. We'll discuss some of this year's crop of Newbery possibilities and we'll vote for our own winning title and honor books. Here are the 20 titles we will all be reading and will be discussing on Saturday afternoon, January 12, 2019.
BETTY BEFORE X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renee Watson
BOB by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi

THE JOURNEY OF LITTLE CHARLIE by Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK OF BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

BOOTS ON THE GROUND by Elizabeth Partridge
BABY MONKEY, PRIVATE EYE by Brian Selznick & David Serlin
CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
CHECKED by Cynthia Kadohata

FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang
GHOST BOYS by Jewell Parker Rhodes

HARBOR ME by Jacqueline Woodson
IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD by Ashley Herring Blake
JUST LIKE JACKIE by Lindsey Stoddard

THE LAST by Katherine Applegate

LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME by Kate DiCamillo

NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hirandanani
REBOUND by Kwame Alexander
ROSETOWN by Cynthia Rylant
THE PARKER INHERITANCE by Varian Johnson

On January 12, we'll get together to debate, discuss, critique, and decide on which title we think should be selected as the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the last year. Advance registration is requested for this program; call Children's Services at 260.421.1220 or register online.


Event Type(s): Book Club, Hands-On
Age Group(s): Adults
Mary Voors
(260) 421-1221

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