Question by  mousie (11)

What is the Newberry Medal given out for?

I have heard of it but don't know what it is for.


Answer by  Krissie (551)

The Newbery Medal is given out by the American Library Association for outstanding children's books. It's been awarded since 1922, and there are some qualifications: the book must be published by an American company, written by an American author, and must contribute something to children's literature by way of theme, tone, setting, and characters.


Answer by  Bess2728 (682)

The American Library Association awards the Newberry Medal to the most distinguished children's book published in the previous year. The first award went to "The Story of Mankind" by Hendrik Willem van Loon back in 1922.


Answer by  mturker (132)

The Newberry Medal is awarded by the American Library Association to the author of the year's best American children's book.


Answer by  dagard (13)

The Newberry Medal, first awarded in 1922, is a prize recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of children's literature in America. It is presented in January to an American author writing in English for a child audience. Famous winners include the authors Neil Gaiman, Avi, Richard Peck, and E.L. Konigsburg.

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