(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2020

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

Krishna Grady (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Kimberly-Celeste Boyd (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Julia Casas-Rose (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Dr. Alpha Selene DeLap (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Jenna Friebel (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. Christopher Lassen (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. Dennis J. LeLoup (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mrs. Eileen Makoff (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Dr. Petros Panaou (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Deanna Mae Romriell (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Karen L. Scott (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Soraya Anne-Machel Silverman-Montano (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mary R. Voors (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Sandy Wee (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, September 21, 2018, to September 21, 2021)

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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 2020 Committee reviews books published in 2019 for the 2020 awards.

The 2020 award winners will be announced in January 2020.

Origin

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

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Staff Liaison

Courtney Jones
312-280-2163