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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sporty Girl Newbery Honor Book

At the American Library Association Convention yesterday morning not only did we have a Newbery Medal awarded to the first picture book ever, but a sporty girl book won the Newbery Honor.

ROLLER GIRL, by Victoria Jamieson, a graphic novel recently reviewed on our site, is a Newbery Honor book!! Not that we should be all that surprised. Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Horn Book all gave ROLLER GIRL starred reviews. We're thrilled this year's Newbery Committee appreciated this wonderful book as well.

Anna Jordan's review, complete with an impressive sketch note, can be found here.

(To see all the awards given at ALA yesterday, click here) I for one, have a many more books I'm excited to explore.
My other favorite reads of 2015 to be awarded: BONE GAP (Printz award), FINDING WINNIE (Caldecott winner), and THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE (Newbery Honor)

Congratulations to all the winners!!

I'm off to the library for more award winners to add to my TBR pile and hopefully my favorite reads pile, as well.

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