Newberry Predictions Round 1 Patina “Patty” Jones is the fastest girl on the Defenders track team. Makes sense; she’s got a lot to run for. She runs for the kids at the fancy new school she’s now being sent to, to show the ones who taunt her that she’s gonna be someone some day. She runs for her fellow Defenders newbies to make them proud. She runs for her little sister, Maddy, who relies on Patty to show her how to be brave and strong. And she runs for her mother, who can never run again. Like Ma says, Patty ain’t no junk. And she’s out to prove it. But when the pressure becomes too much, can she outdistance it? Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a tiny skiff as an infant and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbor across the sandbar. But it isn’t until the night when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Using her bravery and perseverance, Crow must follow clues that not only lead to a personal treasure, but to uncovering her lost identity and, ultimately, understanding what it means to be a family. The lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully’s prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him. “Ethan just wants to escape from painful memories of the accident that cost him everything. When he and his family move from Boston to the small seaside town of Palm Knot, Georgia, he doesn’t know what he’ll find there. The last thing he expects is to make a new friend. That is, until he meets Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories, a girl who may just give Ethan the second chance he needs. But Ethan isn’t the only one with secrets, and Coralee’s are catching up with her. Can Ethan really trust coralee, ro could what she’s hiding be putting both their lives at risk?”–Dust jacket. The next three weeks will be dedicated to possible Newbery winning books for the 2018 Newbery awards. The award is named after a man called John Newbery. He was one of the first publishers of children’s book. If you’d like to learn more about him check out Balderdash: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books by Michelle Markel. Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Virginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s. Share this:PrintEmailFacebookGoogleTwitterPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.