(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2023

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

Mrs. Christina Vortia (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Jessica Agudelo (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Anamaria Lopez Anderson (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Amalia Elizabeth Butler (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Cyndi Giorgis (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Yesica Hurd (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Kristen J. Kwisnek (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Sierra McKenzie (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Marion Estelle Rocco (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ed A. Spicer (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ellen Spring (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Kristine Techavanich (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Megan Lorane Thomas (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Margaret E. Tice (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Taylor Leigh Worley (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Kathie L. Meizner (Consultant, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)

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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)

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

The 2023 Committee is reviewing books published in 2022 for the 2023 awards.

The 2023 awards will be announced in January 2023. 

Origin

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

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  • Replacement positions pop up and are filled throughout the year (ongoing)

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ALSC Awards Coordinator
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