Author Archive for Morgan


Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

Welcome to the penultimate  Mock Newbery summary and review! Today we'll consider  The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla. This story is all about understanding life and what it means to be a family. Will this heartfelt and humorous story connect...

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

In the eighth week of our Mock Newbery summaries and reviews we'll look at  Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. This story of coincidence, fate, and friendship is a quick read with memorable characters. Can it earn your vote? Summary: "In one...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

In the seventh week of our Mock Newbery summaries and reviews we'll look at  Amina's Voice  by Hena Khan. This slice of life story is all about overcoming fears, growing up, and the importance of community. Summary: "Amina has never been...

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018

The new year is here as is week six of our Mock Newbery summaries and reviews. Real Friends   by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham is the next nominee for you to consider. If you haven't picked this graphic memoir up yet, you are missing out on a 

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017

Week five of our Mock Newbery summaries and reviews is the last of 2017, but I'll be back in 2018 with another five before the final votes are tallied. I present  Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk for your consideration. I hope I can convince...

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

Welcome to the fourth week of  Mock Newbery summaries and reviews. This week's title is Refugee   by Alan Gratz, the intertwined story of three refugee children and their families from different points in history. Will this suspenseful story of...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

In the third installment of our Mock Newbery summaries and reviews you'll have a chance to decide if Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani is a story worthy of your vote. This graphic novel follows Priyanka, a second generation Indian-American, as she...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

I hope you're ready for the second installment of our Mock Newbery summaries and reviews. Does  Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail have what it takes to get your vote? Read on for my take on this funny, and  yes, awkward coming-of-age story....

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Welcome to the first installment of our Mock Newbery summaries and reviews. Will See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng earn your vote for our Mock Newbery Award? Read on to find out what makes this realistic and moving story special and let us know...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Our mock awards fun is expanding to include Mock Newbery Awards this year. The real Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most...

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Morgan previously worked at the Iowa City Public Library.