We’re not the only ones looking for under-the-radar gems from 2009; Nancy Pearl talked to NPR Morning Edition’s Steve Innskeep about her favorites, both adult and childrens titles.
She’s betting on When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead for the Newbery. Her enthusiasm raised the book from #211 on Amazon sales rankings to #170. It’s appeared on most of the childrens best books lists so far this year and our EarlyWord Kid, Lisa Von Drasek, picked it for her school’s Mock Newbery.
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