Our third batch of titles

Below are the next five titles for our shortlist. We’ve added four novels and two picturebooks.  Check out the list tab to see all 14 titles on our short list.

Happy reading!

1. The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

(Harper Collins)

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2. Patina

by Jason Reynolds

(Simon and Schuster)

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3. Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

by Deborah Heiligman


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4. Rise of the Jumbies

by Tracey Baptiste

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Picture Books:

5. Her Right Foot

by Dave Eggers


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6. A Different Pond

by Bao Phi


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Our second batch of titles!

Below are the next five titles for our shortlist. We’ve added four novels and our first graphic novel.  Check out the list tab to see all 8 titles on our short list. Please continue to use the suggestion form to tell us what you’d like to see included on our list.

Happy reading!

  1. Amina’s Voice
    by Hena Kahn
    (Simon and Schuster)

  2. Beyond the Bright Sea
    by Lauren Wolk
  3. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
    by Rita Garcia-Williams

  4. Midnight Without the Moon
    by Linda Williams Jackson
    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

  5. Read Friends
    by Shannon Hale
    (First Second Books)


Our first titles!

WE HAVE NEWS: We’ve picked the first three titles for our shortlist!

Soon, we’ll be posting about them individually, to create a space for your comments about each book.  But here they are, for you to consider!  Check them out, find a copy, and read.  ANd if you want to see the full list, as it grows, check out the “Our List” tab, which will help you navigate all the comment threads.

We can’t wait to hear what you think.

Welcome to the Atlanta Mock Newbery!


Over the next few weeks, we’ll be using this space to announce our first titles for consideration.  Each book will be introduced in this space, with its own blog post, and you’ll be able to comment and share your thoughts on the book’s merits. (for now, if you’re so inclined, we encourage you to check out Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 Newbery).

But more importantly, check out our “About” page to familiarize yourself with how this will work, and be sure to take our survey!

(we’d also like to thank Lisa Brown for our fantastic banner image. Go read her books!)