Well, I’ve been MIA for a few months but one of my New Year’s Resolutions (which is actually all of my old ones that I never, um, resoluted?) is to actually post MORE on my blog. Or, at all, as the case may be.
Anyways, this email I just received from one of the Youth Advisors from MLS (Massachusetts Library System) was definitely post-worthy, as it confirms what I thought when I first read See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles. Am I biased because Jo was my AMAZING writing professor who was an inspiration to everyone in my masters program? Perhaps. HOWEVER, that does not make her novel any less Newbery-worthy. In my humble opinion.
I only hope MLS is OK with this…..!
2013 Mock Newbery Short List:
Crow by Barbara Wrights. Random House Books, 2012
The Fairy Ring by Mary Losure. Candlewick, 2012
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. Scholastic, 2012
Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood. Scholastic, 2012
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead. Wendy Lamb Books, 2012
Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Putnam, 2012
Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis. Wendy Lamb Books, 2012
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Harper Collins, 2012
One for the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012
See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles. Candlewick Press, 2012
Son by Lois Lowry. Houghton Mifflin, 2012
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin. Little Brown, 2012
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage. Dial, 2012
Wonder by Patricia Palacio. Knopf Books, 2012
See? How cool is that?