Covering the Newbery (#45): I, Juan de Pareja
I always redo the covers of Newbery-winning books here, but why not titles? I mean, there’s a lot of potential there. Take I, Juan de Pareja, for instance. Why not give it a cooler title? Actually, they already did:
This is the Spanish edition, but I think English-speaking kids would be willing to learn a new language to read a book with such a hip title.
1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Side by Side:
Verdict: Pretty weird.
Up next week: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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