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May 16, 2021

Starfish, by Lisa Fipps, tells the story of a fat girl, mercilessly bullied by the other kids in middle school and her own mother as well, learning how to take up space in the world without apology.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund

I Am Dance
by Hal Banfield

Talking to Strangers
by Marianne Boucher

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
by Abbi Waxman
read by Emily Rankin

The Jane Austen Project
by Kathleen A. Flynn
performed by Saskia Maarleveld

by Lisa Fipps

Three Keys
by Kelly Yang
read by Sunny Lu

Magic for Marigold
by L. M. Montgomery

by Kristin Cashore

Dear Justyce
by Nic Stone

The Farmer and the Monkey
by Marla Frazee

The Little Red Fort
by Brenda Maier
pictures by Sonia Sánchez

“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