Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Meaning of the Newbery

Youth services folks at the Waukesha County Federated Library System recently awarded Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, the WCFLS Mock Newbery Award, unaware that debate is raging about the value and relevance of the real deal. Susan Patron, author of award winner, The Higher Power of Lucky, writes about what the Newbery has meant to her as a reader, librarian and writer in the January 11, issue of the Los Angeles Times.,0,5330448.story

1 comment:

librariane said...

And just in case I'm not the only one behind the times (I can't even tell you the last time I read SLJ...), here's the article about Newbery and accessibility: