The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, annually honors distinguished contributions to the world of children's literature. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year using a specific criteria.
Join us virtually via Zoom from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a brief presentation about the Newbery Award followed by a discussion of selected children's books published in 2020. After the discussion, we will vote to determine the Allen County Public Library's Mock Newbery winner and honor books.
Space is limited, please register for all programs online at www.acpl.info/calendar, on the ACPL mobile app, or by calling the Children's Services department at (260) 421-1220.
These are the 20 titles we will be discussing and voting on this year.
- The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
- Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- All He Knew by Helen Frost
- The Summer We Found the Baby by Amy Hest
- Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
- When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
- Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
- Show Me a Sign by Anne Clare LeZotte
- From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
- When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
- Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
- A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese
- Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Go With the Flow by Karen Schneemann & Lily Williams
- The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
- Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson
- Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
- Kent State by Deborah Wiles
- Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
- Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk