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Newbery Buzz Discussion Series


We love discussing books here at Redeemed Reader! We also love “prognosticating the awards”: discussing potential Newbery Medal candidates (in our own minds; the awards discussions are always super secret) and weighing their pros and cons. While the annual Newbery awards have already been awarded for the years referenced below, we hope the virtual discussions will help you better understand a given title and also promote further discussion. You can also see how well we had a finger on the pulse of a given year.

2017 Newbery Discussions

  • stay tuned!



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2016 Newbery Discussions  (totally struck out this year!)

Actual winners: Last Stop on Market Street (winner), The War That Saved My Life, Roller Girl, Echo




2015 Newbery Discussions

Actual Winners: The Crossover (winner), El Deafo, Brown Girl Dreaming

  • this was the first year we helped launch the World Magazine Children’s Books of the Year awards, so we focused our energies there. Notably, we chose The Crossover for our book of the year before it won the Newbery!




2014 Newbery Discussions

Actual Winners: Flora & Ulysses (winner), The Year of Billy Miller, Doll Bones, One Came Home


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