Number the Stars


In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. We share some book news as well as some listener feedback. So grab some jelly beans and listen in to our discussion!

Book News (1:56)

I Am C-3PO by Anthony Daniels

The Night Library by David Zeltser and Raul Colon

Sulwé by Lupita Nyong’o

Kwame Alexander to write new book with James Patterson?

Social Media Question: Do you need a room to be silent when you read, or do you prefer background noise? (7:30)

Book Discussion (13:00)

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Our Next Book! (48:47)

Lauren’s Pick

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List of Newbery Medal Books

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