(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2023


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.


Christy Estrovitz (Consultant, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ana Cackley (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2029)

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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. 


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

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