Each January Rhode Island librarians gather to select a "mock" version of the Newbery award. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year.
On January 14, 2020 a group of 10 children's and school librarians selected the following winner and honor books:
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy
The Line Tender by Kate Allen
Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary Schmidt
Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes
Join the Rhode Island Mock Newbery Goodreads group for monthly read alongs, discussions, and updates.