2022 Sakura Medal Nominees – Something for Everyone!

The Last Mapmaker just received the 2023 Newbery Honor! Will The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat win this year’s Sakura Medal? This book has it all…adventure, danger, dragons, and one girl who risks it everything when she sets sail on a ship headed toward the Sunderlands!

You might want to have a box of tissues handy. This book is not for everyone, but it is definitely for readers who prefer books that are sad, and have plenty of drama and character development. Warning: This book is written from alternating perspectives following a school shooting. Will Quinn and Cora, be able to forgive and work together to change the past by creating a wormhole?

Perchance might remind you of Greta Thunberg. Will Perchance become a changemaker and save the “screechers” and “hummingbears”? If you are a fan of Katherine Applegate’s, The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree, you are sure to become a fan of her newest chapter book.

Mika and Andy Kudo are from California visiting Tokyo for the summer. While in Tokyo, the twins join others from all over the world in an augmented-reality game called OlympiFan. Will they find the three virtual medals and discover the creator of OlympiFan’s true identity? If you loved Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, you are sure to love this book too!

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