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Newbery Challenge

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Hulstrom K-8 extends a challenge to our students to earn their own Newbery Medal! Students must read the books and fill out a response sheet for each title. Silver Medals will be awarded to those students who read and write responses for at least 25 titles and Gold Medals will be given to those who read and write responses for at least 40 titles. Students should complete their challenge within 3 years and responses must be submitted by the second week in April (to allow time for printing/engraving). Medals will be given at the end of year.

Submit Your Newberry Response Here

2019 Medal Winner - MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS by Meg Medina

Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina.
Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different.  In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school — and the steadfast connection that defines family.

Click here for the list of Newbery Medal winners from 1922-present