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100 Years of the Newbery: The First Medal — American Library Association Archives – U of I Library

The John Newbery Medal, established in 1921 for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children,” celebrated its 100th anniversary last year and the centennial of its first award ceremony is quickly approaching. Frederic Melcher in 1926. Image ALA0004587.In 1921, Frederic Melcher, a publisher, bookseller, and chairman of the Children’s Book Week Committee, proposed…

100 Years of the Newbery: The First Medal — American Library Association Archives – U of I Library
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