In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1981 Newbery Medal Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson. Our discussion does get into some slightly mature themes (coming of age/sexual awakening), so use your own judgement if you are listening while little ears are present. We hope you enjoy this discussion of Katherine Paterson’s second Newbery Medal winning book! (Age recommendation for this book: 13 and up)
In this episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys, we discuss and review the 1952 Newbery Medal winning book Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes. This is probably the first book in a very long time that we all did not enjoy. Despite this, we had a fun discussion as usual. (Warning: We do begin to digress toward the end.) We also share more about our trip to see Kwame Alexander in Milwaukee! Go grab some jelly beans and enjoy this episode!
An End to Innocence: The Transformation of Childhood in Twentieth-Century Children’s Literature by Anne Scott Macleod: this article is only available to library card holders. If you are interested, ask your librarian for how to access this article.