Hey MSBAers! We had a fantastic turn out at the MSBA Book Club meeting on February 29, 2012. Deanna and Mrs. Dee gave a “little” behind the scenes view of the process of how books are chosen for the Maine Student Book Award list. Congratulations to all of you by the way! You book buzzers sent in 39…yes count them… 3-9 recommendations for the 2012-2013 list. That was more than any other school system in the state! Way to make your voices be heard!
We also buzzed about what book has been our absolute favorite on the 2011-2012 MSBA List. Loud shout outs were given to Smile! by Raina Telgemeier, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine, The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester, and A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz. Everyone agreed that voting for just ONE title is going to be VERY difficult!