Hey it’s Sarah!
Here is a Mock Monday on a Tuesday. This is my first selection mock Newbery for 2020.
I received this as an eARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
In case you’re not familiar with the award it is a award given out annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution for children’s literature. Book considered for this award must be aimed at an audience from birth to 14 years of age.
Title: Clean Getaway
Author: Nic Stone
Scoob and his grandma take an unannounced road trip. While Scoob is trying to get away from his father’s oppressive rules, his grandma has sold her house and bought a Winnebago. She plans to travel across the south to relive the road trip she was supposed to take with Scoob’s grandfather. However, the south was a difficult place for a black man and white woman traveling together, though Scoob (who appears black) and his white grandma are finding that maybe things haven’t really changed so much at all.
Stone is a solid writer and this book is no different. She is appealing to the younger readers, about socially relevant issues. Her narrative is appropriate for the age group and represents their tone of voice. This novel is a strong contender for the Newbery.