Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Beyond the Laughing Sky, by Michelle Cuevas

Beyond the Laughing SkySummary:  Hatched from an egg and raised by a loving family, ten-year-old Nashville is more bird than human except for his lack of wings, but he and his classmates learn that differences need not keep them apart.

Dial

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Author Comments, Not Mock Newbery

The Absolute Value of Mike, by Kathryn Erskine

Summary:  Fourteen-year-old Mike, whose father is a brilliant mathematician but who has no math aptitude himself, spends the summer in rural Pennsylvania with his elderly and eccentric relatives Moo and Poppy, helping the townspeople raise money to adopt a Romanian orphan.

Philomel

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