Oh, you think I'm just going to come right out and put it here, without any kind of intro?!
Our Mock Newbery Club met for 2 hours on Thurs., 1/19 and for 2 hours on Fri., 1/20, and at the end, after 2 ballots, we chose:
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt as the SJCPL Mock Newbery Club Medal.
Following close behind were our 2 honor books:
Holm, Jennifer. The Trouble with May Amelia.
Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray.
Many thanks to all of our club members and to their families for staying with the club from September through January. I hope you'll all be able to watch the live webcast on Monday morning, starting at approximately 8:30 a.m. (EST) here: www.ala.org/yma