2010 Newbery Honors:
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
And the 2010 Newbery Medal goes to………… Rebecca Stead for When You Reach Me!!!!!!!!!
This year I read 3 of the 5 award winners, including the medal winner. My kids chose When You Reach Me as their mock Newbery winner. I am so excited for Rebecca Stead, who is such a sweetheart.
The awards were interesting this year, because @randomhousekids tweeted a congratulations to to When You Reach Me before the award was announced, breaking the embargo. Imagine if a dark horse won and the book was exposed early?! I have a feeling this won’t bode well for Random House at next year’s awards….
Some other winners that I read this year…..
- Sibert Medal Winner- Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
- Pure Belpre Illustrator Honor- My Abuelita by Tony Johnston
- Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book- Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
- Schneider Award for Middle Grades- Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
A complete list of the winners can be found at the ALA website.