Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Newbery Favorite

I hate to do this to The Wednesday Wars, because I love it and I would love to see Gary Schmidt win a Newbery.


Here's my new favorite.

Ying Chang Compestine.

Remember her name and the title of her book: Revolution is Not a Dinner Party.

You want your preteens or teens to "get" what happened in China during the Cultural Revolution in the 1970s?

Have them read this book.

This is a strong year for Newbery contenders. The Newbery committee has a lot to deal with. There are a number of candidates that would definitely be worthy of the award.

Will Revolution is Not a Dinner Party be named the Newbery medalist next Monday?

Crossing my fingers!

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