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As I procrastinate really getting started on my blog, and as I read Vordak’s Double Trouble instead of really getting started on my blog, and as I play with my kids and teach my students instead of really getting started on my blog, here’s an interview one of my Internet idols, Colby Sharp, did with me about the Newbery Medal.

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Every Friday I interview a reader about the Newbery Medal. I ask them a series of questions around their thoughts of this amazing award.

I am very excited to interview Adam Shaffer on the Newbery Medal today.

Click on the image below to check out Adam’s site.

My questions are in red, Adam’s Responses are in black.

What is your favorite Newbery Medal winning book?

Bud, Not Buddy

What do you love about Bud, Not Buddy?

There isn’t a book by Christopher Paul Curtis that I don’t love. I think what I really like about Bud, Not Buddy is that it is very accessible for middle grade students (who doesn’t enjoy those “Rules and Things”?), but also has plenty of history. I’ve also seen Christopher Paul Curtis talk a couple of times, and hearing about authors’ writing processes always increases my appreciation for the story. Plus, it’s a great read…

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