Mock Mondays Sarah’s Watch List

Hey everyone, it’s Sarah!

We just finished with last award’s season and now it is time to get started with the next one. I am trying to read early and often, in hopes that I will find that diamond in the rough. Here are a few titles that have made my ALA Youth Media Awards watch list.

Here is my watch list, what is on yours?


Bear Island by Matthew Cordell

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Cordell has been recognized in the past, so I have hopes for this newest book. Based on the cover, this work looks like it will be just as promising.

Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration by Doyin Richards and Joe Cepeda

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The cover and summary of this book remind me of past works that have been recognized by Caldecott, so I have hopes that this will too.


Hazel and Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake


Herring Blake writes awesome middle grade LGBTQ works and many of her past titles have made the Newbery committee take notice.

Red, White and Whole by Rajani LaRocca

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The format and #ownvoices aspects of this novel make it a strong possibility for Newberry potential.


The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

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This book is giving me strong Children of Blood and Bone vibes, so I expect a solid fantasy.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo


I can’t wait to get around to read this novel. It reminds me of We Are Not Free and seems like it will be a solid historical novel with strong potential.

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