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About Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman

Roxanne Hsu Feldman is the librarian and Monica Edinger is a fourth grade teacher at The Dalton School in New York City. Both have served on several award committees, including the Newbery. Roxanne co-moderates School Library Journal’s Heavy Medal blog and authors the blog Fairrosa Cyber Library; Monica is the author of Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad (Candlewick) and writes the blog Educating Alice.

2017 in Review: The Year in Words

Literature, whether for adults or young readers, often reflects its time. Each year at awards time, along with such perennial debates as popularity versus literary quality, subjectivity, and age appropriateness, critics often focus on thematic treatments that are on the general public’s minds. Recent times have been challenging for many, with societal concerns such as […]