(John) Newbery Award Selection Committee - 2025

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

Maeve Visser Knoth
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ingha Chopra
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Desiree W. Cueto
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Kelly Kreps Depin
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Alyson Feldman-Piltch
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jillian C. Frasher
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Shannan Hicks
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Sara L. Kelley
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Amy M. Laughlin
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Erica T. Marks
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Linda T. Parsons
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Tanya A. Prax
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Sarah Frances Rodriguez
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. Michael A. Rogalla
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Carrie Shaurette
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Christy Estrovitz
(Consultant, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ana Cackley
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2029)

Displaying active committee roster as of 06/19/2024. Last retrieved on 06/19/2024. Refresh now.

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.

Origin

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

The 2025 Committee is reviewing books published in 2024 for the 2025 awards.

The 2025 awards will be announced in January 2025.

Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator

312-280-2163

Get Involved

Vital professional associations are the result of engaged and committed member leaders! If you are interested in serving ALSC on a committee, please read and complete the online volunteer form.

  • Process committees (non-award committees) are appointed in early spring (Jan-May)
  • Award and evaluation committees are appointed in early fall (July-Oct)
  • Replacement positions pop up and are filled throughout the year (ongoing)

The Vice-President/President-Elect begins making his/her process committee appointments in February/March. In August/September, after being seated as President, he/she will then begin filling fall appointments.

Learn More about ALSC Committees and Volunteering

Volunteering and the Appointments Process

“What Does That Committee Do”