(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

Mr. Randall Enos (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Armin Arethna (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Stephanie D. Bange (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Eti Berland (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Therese G. Bigelow (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Jennifer M. Brown (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mr. Patrick J. Gall (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mrs. Lolly H. Gepson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Abby Johnson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mrs. Yapha Nussbaum Mason (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Shelley Quezada (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Stan F. Steiner (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Sylvia G. Tag (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Janet S. Thompson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mrs. Lucinda S. Whitehurst (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Judy Zuckerman (Consultant, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to June 30, 2018)
Aimee Strittmatter (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2017)

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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