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October 25, 2020

Here's yet another Sonderbooks Stand-out from my Newbery year! Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree, by Sally M. Walker, was #8 in Longer Children's Nonfiction and tells the story of how scientists may be able to bring back the American Chestnut tree, which people thought had died off.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund

The New Testament: A Translation
by David Bentley Hart

The Women of the 116th Congress
foreword by Roxane Gay
portraits by Elizabeth D. Herman and Celeste Sloman

by Sally M. Walker

The Grand Escape
by Neal Bascomb

A Dance with Fate
by Juliet Marillier

The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nahesi Coates
read by John Morton

Fighting Words
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Superman Smashes the Klan
by Gene Luen Yang
art by Gurihiru

Magic for Marigold
by L. M. Montgomery

Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away
by Meg Medina
illustrated by Sonia Sánchez

by Cecilia Krampien

“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