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The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
2016 Medal Winner
Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
2016 Honor Books
Members of the 2016 Newbery Medal Selection Committee are: Chair Ernie J. Cox, Prairie Creek Intermediate School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Eric Barbus, San Francisco Public Library; Shawn S. Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, Wis.; Allie Jane Bruce, Bank Street College of Education, New York; Ty R. Burns, University of Houston Clear Lake, Texas; Amber Emery, Fargo (N.D.) Public Library; Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.; Cheryl Lee, Santa Clara City (Calif.) Library; Karen R. Lemmons, Detroit School of Arts; Penny S. Markey, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Christine E. Scheper, Queens (N.Y.) Library; Mary Schreiber, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, Ohio; John P. Scott, Friends School of Baltimore; Destinee Sutton, King County (Wash.) Library System; and Joanna Ward, County of Los Angeles Public Library.
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