What are your thoughts on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate? This is one of the many books that has some considerable Newbery buzz growing. How do you think it measures up? Can you see your students being engaged by its setting, its episodic plot, and/or the natural history information? What do you think of Kelly’s portrayal of turn-of-the-century Southern life and the spectre of the Civil War that hangs over the book? Tell us what you think in the discussion below… again, the discussion is NOT limited to NYCSLA members.