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April 16, 2021

This Is Your Time, by Ruby Bridges, is written to kids, telling them what it was like for Ruby when she was six years old and in the middle of the battle for civil rights, and how they can stand for love and inclusion today.

The Little Blue Bridge by Brenda Maier, pictures by Sonia Sanchez, is a picture book playing off "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" with a maker twist, with a little sister showing up her big brothers and a bully as well.

While you're on my website, check out my new Newbery page where I've collected all my blog posts about my time on the 2019 Newbery Medal Selection Committee.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund

A Short Philosophy of Birds
by Philippe J. Dubois and Elise Rousseau
translated by Jennifer Higgins

by Tom Berlin

This Is Your Time
by Ruby Bridges

edited by Catherine Gourley

by Jo Baker
read by Emma Fielding

This Is How It Always Is
by Laurie Frankel
read by Gabra Zackman

Merci Suárez Can’t Dance
by Meg Medina

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy
by Rey Terciero and Bre Indigo

Magic for Marigold
by L. M. Montgomery

by Tracy Deonn

by Yamile Saied Méndez

The Little Blue Bridge
by Brenda Maier
pictures by Sonia Sanchez

by Henry Cole

“To give those librarians, who make it their life work to serve children's reading interests, an opportunity to encourage good writing in this field.”

—Frederic Melcher, in his agreement to establish the Newbery Medal, 1922