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Newbery Award

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Patrick Gall

on 11 October 2015

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Transcript of Newbery Award

What do these books have in common?
They are all Newbery Medal and Honor books!
What is the Newbery Award?
Awarded annually
(since 1922)
to the author of the most
distinguished
contribution to American literature for children.
Newbery
Medal
Honor
Seal
Some important Newbery guidelines to know:
The book must be written in English.
The book can be fiction, nonficiton, or poetry.
Not a "popularity" award.
The text, or words, are the primary consideration.
Who selects the winners?
LIBRARIANS!!!
Specifically, a selection committee of 15 adults.
Distinguished means:
excellent quality
distinct
significant achievement
They read hundreds of books!
Our Question:
The author must be
an American citizen or resident.
Must be published
between Jan 1 - Dec 31
(2014).
What books might win the 2015 Newbery Medal?

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