Friday, January 9, 2009

Looking for Newbery - Day 15


We're jumping in the way back machine for this post, way back to April of 2008! I reviewed Jessie's Mountain by Kerry Madden. The three novels about Weems family are full of beautiful language and conversation. Kerry Madden does a masterful job of creating life in the Smokey Mountains in the early 1960s. I must admit that it took me some time to get students interested in these books, but after one student enjoyed them it didn't take long for the word to spread about this wonderful books, Gentle's Holler, Jessie's Mountain, and Lousiana's Sky.

I was thrilled to see Jessie's Mountain on THE LIST, even if it did only get one mention.

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  1. Interestingly enough, our public library has cataloged this series in the YA Teen section? Any thoughts as to why?

    Sara Ralph
    Media Coordnator
    Asheboro, NC

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