"The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. It is named for John Newbery, an 18th century English publisher of juvenile books. . .The Newbery and the Caldecott Medal are considered the two most prestigious awards for children's literature in the United States." (ALA). The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The award has been given since 1922. It was the first children's literary award in the world."
Friday, January 7, 2011
Be a Newbery Blogger
Nina is busy reading. When she's not too busy with her books, she works as a nurse and gets hit by little boys and girls that she poked with a needle. Her hobbies include reading, sharing great reads with her mother/brother/boyfriend/friends, and practicing how to dodge children's fists.