(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2015

Charge

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.

Roster

Ellen M. Riordan (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Emily Bayci (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mary Dubbs (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mrs. Sondra Eklund (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Robbin Ellis Friedman (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Pamela Archer Hamlin (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Gregory D. Lum (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Abigail Yvonne Morales (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Lalitha Nataraj (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mrs. Alma Ramos-McDermott (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mrs. Stephanie Malosh Rivera (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Sue Z. Rokos (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Terrell A. Young (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to June 30, 2018)

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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)

Origin

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

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Staff Liaison

Aimee Strittmatter
astrittmatter@ala.org
312-280-2163