30: Merci Suárez Changes Gears

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal, Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina! We also share some book news and listener feedback! So grab a cup of tea and get cozy as you listen to our discussion of this heartwarming book!

Book News (1:23)

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile 

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo 

Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection (October 22)

Quiz! Are You a Raymie, a Louisiana, or a Beverly? 

Just in Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson

The Queen Bee and Me by Gillian McDunn (March 2020)

Friend or Fiction by Abby Cooper

Charlotte’s Web audio book coming October 29, 2019!

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum by Dr. Seuss and Andrew Joyner

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival

The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

Anderson’s Bookshop

National Novel Writing Month!

Social Media Questions (21:23)

If you could meet any living author in person, who would it be? 

What do you do if you come across a word you don’t know while you’re reading? Do you look it up or just carry on? 

Book Discussion (26:10)

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Meg Medina Wiki

https://megmedina.com/

http://theauthorvillage.com/presenters/meg-medina/

Hispanic Heritage Month

2019 Newbery Honor Books (45:03)

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr

Our Next book! (45:48)

Lauren’s Pick

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List of Newbery Medal Books


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Number the Stars

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. We share some book news as well as some listener feedback. So grab some jelly beans and listen in to our discussion!

Book News (1:56)

I Am C-3PO by Anthony Daniels

The Night Library by David Zeltser and Raul Colon

Sulwé by Lupita Nyong’o

Kwame Alexander to write new book with James Patterson?

Social Media Question: Do you need a room to be silent when you read, or do you prefer background noise? (7:30)

Book Discussion (13:00)

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Our Next Book! (48:47)

Lauren’s Pick

Goodreads Description

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List of Newbery Medal Books


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23: Kira-Kira

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2005 Newbery Medal, Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata. We had some mixed reviews on this one, but before we get to our book discussion we share our book love, book news, and our favorite Christmas time books! Grab a cup of tea and get cozy as you listen in to this month’s episode! (Stay tuned-in after the end of the episode to hear our debate about cheesy, Christmas movies!)

For the Love of Books! (2:02)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Becoming by Michelle Obama

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Book News (11:16)

Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena

A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

D&D Children’s Books Teach ABCs and 123s through the world of role-playing

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

Favorite Christmastime Books (16:26)

The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman

The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

If You’re Missing Baby Jesus by Jean Gietzen

All Is Well by Frank Peretti

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

A Newbery Christmas: Fourteen Stories of Christmas by Newbery Award-winning Authors edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh

Book Discussion of Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (25:53)

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

CynthiaKadohata.com

Notable Biographies: Cynthia Kadohata

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Newbery Honor Books in 2005 (57:06)

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marion Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Our Plans for Next Month (59:35)

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Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound