Mock Mondays: Newbery Award

Hey everyone, it’s Sarah!

Here is my Newbery potential pick for this month.


Title: Red, White and Whole

Author: Rajani LaRocca


Reha stands between two worlds, her white school friends and her Indian family and friends. She works to successfully navigate the expectations of both her school life and home life. Reha’s mother becomes extremely sick and her world further fractures as she must navigate the mortality of her mother.

Newbery Considerations:

This novel in verse, beautifully navigates the emotions of code switching. This novel has strong connections with themes covered in New Kid. This serious novel will be enjoyed by readers, while also adding to children’s literature.

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