ERIC Number: EJ819046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-1
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Has the Newbery Lost Its Way?
School Library Journal, p54 n10 p34-41 Oct 2008
A Newbery award sets the standard for aspiring children's book writers, provides talented authors with a steady stream of income, and enables editors to pursue their own publishing visions. Over the years, Newbery medalists have often been the first choice of parents and educators in search of trustworthy titles. However, a lot of people are finding the latest Newbery winners disappointing. To find out why people are having this attitude towards the new Newbery winners, the author asked different individuals. In this article, she shares the insights of media specialists, librarians, teachers, and booksellers on the latest Newbery winners.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Media Specialists, Librarians, Authors, Reading Material Selection, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Awards
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