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Our 2010 Mock Newbery Winners

We made our final decision Friday (January 15)!!  The result represents our group well:

Our 2010 Mock Newbery Winner:

The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
(Also the winner of the ALA’s  Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe New Talent Award)

Our 2010 Honors:

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Powerless by Matthew Cody

Summary:  Soon after moving to Noble’s Green, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Daniel learns that his new friends have super powers that they will lose when they turn thirteen, unless he can use his brain power to protect them. 279 p., Alfred A. Knopf.

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Summary:  In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.  563 p., Little, Brown and Co.

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The Shorter Short List

In anticipation of our final vote this coming Friday (January 15), we’ve pared down our short list to the real contenders.  Anyone care to speculate on our winners?