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I also really enjoyed two memoirs, El Deafo (a graphic novel) and Brown Girl Dreaming (a verse novel). Jacqueline Woodson just won the National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming!

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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, which I adored, can’t be considered for the Newbery because Katherine Rundell is from the UK. I also loved her book, Rooftoppers!


I have three books on my to-read list that have shown up on multiple Mock Newbery lists. The Crossover is a novel in verse, and The Family Romanov (Russian history) and The Port Chicago 50 (Civil Rights history and a National Book Award finalist) are informational books.

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