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Covering the Newbery (#53): The Slave Dancer

Here we are on Monday – the day I like to try my extremely amateur hand at giving Newbery-winning books new covers. It’s a just-for-kicks project that I’m calling Covering the Newbery.

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1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Verdict: Hmm – I can’t say I’m in love with this one.

Up next week: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

(Source image: “Weather Vane Dome” http://flic.kr/p/4q1jKC)

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.