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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

Courage
by Tom Berlin



This Is Your Time
by Ruby Bridges

Journeys
edited by Catherine Gourley


Longbourn
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



Legendborn
by Tracy Deonn

Furia
by Yamile Saied Méndez


The Little Blue Bridge
by Brenda Maier
pictures by Sonia Sanchez

Nesting
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