This title was selected as the Mock Winner by the (adult) ACPL Mock Newbery Group which met and discussed books on January 9th. It was also selected by by the ACPL Mock Newbery for Kids group which met and discussed books on January 10th.
Four Newbery Honor Books were also named:
- Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
- The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
- The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
What an incredible selection of books! What do YOU think of the choices? Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments.
(For more information on the other ALA youth media awards and notables, please visit the ALA Web site.)