Battle of the Books: Round 1!

The first round of SLJ’s Battle of the Books goes to…

Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming! It was a close fight, but judge Matt Phelan says:

Amelia Lost succeeds in what it sets out to do, but for this reader it also manages to do more. Thanks to this book, an icon became a living breathing extraordinary human being with ambition, drive, and personality. I now know about the not-so-famous characters who are part of her story. But most importantly, this book provided more than facts. It inspired me to feel this story in my imagination, to experience a part of history.”

Of course, I have a special place in my heart for books about Amelia Earhart. Glad to see this one move on! (Will have to check out Anya’s Ghost as well, since that sounds fabulous too.)

Make sure to check out the brackets so you can make your own predictions!

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