(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2015


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


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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 2015 Newbery Award Committee is reviewing books published in 2014 for the 2015 awards.

The 2015 award winners will be announced in January 2015.


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

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