January 20, 2010

A Dialogue about this year's Newbery Medal Winner

More serendipitous dialogue, this time with a Seabury alum who was FAMOUS for reading morningnoonandnightnonstop, in the mid 90's (which is before, I was reminded today, our current sixth graders were born!).

The Reverend Joy Caires, now an Associate Rector at Church of Our Saviour in Akron, Ohio, leads a pre-teen reading club. They read a book a month and include fun activities like overnights and food!

This is what Joy posted this morning: "4.5.6 book club tonight! Our author just won the Newbery for our pick this month!, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (great book!)."

Joy's friend sent her the New York Times' January 18 article
Rebecca Stead Wins Newbery for a New York Children’s Novel, to which Joy replied: "Huzzah!"

We have two copies of Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me on the New Books pyramid (pictured above) -- it's science fiction, mystery, and adventure rolled into one. And it's a quick read too. My guess is you're going to love it!