One year ago, I was getting on a plane to Denver. So were 14 other people across the country. We all arrived with binders full of notes, books full of post-it notes, and lots of anticipation! We spent several days in a closed room together, discussing, voting, discussing some more, voting again... to choose the Newbery winner and honor books.
I'm so excited to see some of my fellow committee members this weekend in Boston! And I can't wait to find out what this year's committee is going to choose. The announcement is made on Monday morning. I have my favorites, but I'm not going to tell you what they are. Not because it's a secret, but because I'm lazy.