(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2018

Charge

To select from the books published the preceding year within the terms, definitions, and criteria governing the award, the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Roster

Cecilia P. McGowan (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mara J. Alpert (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Thaddeus Andracki (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Ann Crewdson (Member, September 5, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Prof. Janice M. Del Negro (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Susan A. Giffard (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Carol R. Goldman (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Lori Coffey Hancock (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Sujei Lugo (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Kirby McCurtis (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Sally L. Miculek (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mary E. Parks (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ana-Elba Pavon (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Catharine Potter (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Rebecca Thomas (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
K. T. Horning (Consultant, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to June 30, 2018)

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Resources

Composition

The Newbery Award Selection Committee consists of 15 members: one chair and 6 members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, and 8 members elected by the ALSC membership, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 14)

The 2018 Committee is reviewing books published in 2017 for the 2018 awards.

The 2018 award winners will be announced in February 2018.

Origin

Established in 1922 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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Staff Liaison

Courtney Jones
312-280-2163