2014 Newbery Medal Winner
The Newbery Medal is awarded every year by a committee of librarians to recognize “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” Past winners have included The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and Holes by Louis Sachar. Last year’s winner was The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.
This year’s winner was just announced today, and the 2014 Newbery Medal goes to . . .
You might recognize the author’s name because she also wrote Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Magician’s Elephant, and a bunch of books for younger kids, too.
Have you read Flora and Ulysses yet? Do YOU think it was the best American children’s book published in 2013? If you were on the committee voting for the 2014 Newbery Medal, which book would YOU have chosen? (Remember, only books published in 2013 by writers in America are eligible.) Let us know in the Comments.