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Highlands Newbery Committee

Tynley baker and Janie Fahey
The next Highlands School Newbery Committee meeting is Monday, October 17th from 3:00-4:30 in the library. Congratulations to The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd and Pax by Sara Pennypacker for moving on to the next round of consideration for selection as our school's eventual Newbery award winner.
The seven books up for discussion during the October meeting are 
  1. Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks
  2. Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
  3. Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
  4. Fortune Falls by Jenny Goebel
  5. Forest of Wonders Wing and Claw by Linda Sue Park
  6. Free Verse by Sarah Dooley, and 
  7. Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
Everyone in 4th - 8th grades is welcome to join the Highlands School Newbery Committee. To participate, read one of these books and plan to be at the meeting on the 17th to vote for your two favorite books to be considered for the Highlands Newbery Award. Talk to Ms. Baker or Ms. Fahey if you have questions about joining the committee. To recap - the next meeting is in the library Monday, October 17 from 3:00 - 4:30.
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

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