Revisiting a great book.
Wrong Way Newbery
On LM_Net, a library listserv I belong to, there has been recent discussion about the Newbery Medal and if it has lost its way. A recent article posed the same question in School Library Journal.
While the SLJ article discussed previous decisions that are now looked at mistakes, choosing The Secret of the Andes over Charlotte’s Web for example, and never choosing a Laura Ingalls Wilder book for the top award, it mostly looks at the last few years where often the unusual book is chosen. I have to admit I didn’t care for many of the titles that won from the last few years and I think it’s a question well worth discussing.
Richard Peck Is A Winner in My Book
However, the fact I was most disappointed to read that A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck, the 2001 winner, never landed on the best…
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