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July 15, 2020

Another Sonderbooks Stand-out from my Newbery year, Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found my Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction, by Jarrett Krosoczka, manages to tell a tough story in graphic memoir form and fill it with warmth and love.

I'm posting a video series for the library this summer, Mathematical Colors and Codes! Episode Four shows you how to make colorful codes using nondecimal bases. Take a look!

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund

A Game of Birds and Wolves
by Simon Parkin

Defying Gravity
by Tom Berlin

Hey, Kiddo
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Strong Voices
introductions by Tonya Bolden
illustrated by Eric Velasquez

The Night Watchman
by Louise Erdrich

Kiss Carlo
by Adriana Trigiani
read by Edoardo Ballerini

Harbor Me
by Jacqueline Woodson

The Doughnut Fix
by Jessie Janowitz

The Vanishing Stair
by Maureen Johnson

The Queen of Nothing
by Holly Black
read by Caitlin Kelly

In My Garden
by Charlotte Zolotow
illustrated by Philip Stead

We Are Water Protectors
written by Carole Lindstrom
illustrated by Michaela Goade

“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