Mock Newbery: Other Candidates

October 19, 2009

I mentioned that we had to whittle down the Mock Newbery list to a manageable size. We wanted the list to reflect a range of ages and genres and be short enough that participants could read all of the books before the date and discuss them all in the time allotted. Here are some of the books we had to cut, in case you’re interested:

The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

All the Broken Pieces

Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg


There were even more than these that we discussed and that had some real potential. I can’t believe how difficult it is just to come up with a mock list, I can’t imagine what it might be like to be on the committee!


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