Newbery 2023 Book Chat (Thursday Evenings)

Looking to "geek out" over the most recent Newbery winners, but the adults in your circles just don't understand? Want to chat with like-minded readers about the books that took home the 2023 Newbery Medal & Honors? Join an ALSC Book Chat! ALSC Book Chats give #kidlit readers an opportunity to informally gather in small groups and discuss this year's award winners. Led by former Award Chairs, these Book Chats include two synchronous sessions that will provide an informal space to chat about the year's winners and share perspectives, as well as asynchronous forums to share other thoughts, book recommendations, and more with fellow chat members.

This is an informal discussion space, meant for anyone from a new-to-#kidlit adult reader to former committee members, to share responses to and thoughts about this year's Newbery-winning texts. 

This Newbery Book Chat will be led by Ellen Riordan (Newbery Chair, 2019), and synchronous meetings will take place from 6:30-7:45 ET on Thursday, February 23 and Thursday, March 16 in Zoom. Synchronous sessions will not be recorded, so participants should make every effort to attend.