(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2024

Charge

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

Roster

Mrs. Amber Lea Creger (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Lucia Acosta (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Armin Arethna (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Katie Bruechert (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Tammiika Jeanne Frowner (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Laura Gardner (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Katy Hepner (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Rebecca M. King (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Linda M. Klein (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jennifer Knight (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Benjamin Ryan Martin (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Elizabeth D. Rosania (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Gretchen Schulz (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Caitlin Tormey (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Eva Marie Volin (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ana Cackley (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2029)

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Resources

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)

*Beginning with the 2025 Newbery Award Selection Committee, all 15 members will be appointed from the ALSC membership at large.

The 2024 Committee reviews books published in 2023 for the 2024 awards.

The 2024 award winners will be announced in early 2024.

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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