(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2021

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

Dr. Jonda C. McNair (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Sarah Bean Thompson (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Elizabeth A. Burns (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mr. Timothy D. Capehart (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Arika J. Dickens (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Joanna K. Fabicon (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Hyunjin Han (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Susan Dove Lempke (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Maren C. Ostergard (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Dr. Linda M. Pavonetti (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mr. David C. Saia (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Jo Schofield (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Eva Thaler-Sroussi (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Lisa M. Thomas (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Alicia S.Q. Yao (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Jordan Dubin (Staff Liaison, October 21, 2019, to June 30, 2022)

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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)

The 2021 Committee is reviewing books published in 2020 for the 2021 awards.

The 2021 awards will be announced in January 2021. 

Origin

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

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Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator
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