The Newbery Medal is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The award has been given since 1922. It was the first children's literary award in the world.It is named for John Newbery, an 18th century English publisher of juvenile books.
Newbery Award Winner Catalog Search
To find the list of the Newbery Awards use the Library Catalog. Type "Newbery Medal" in the search box. The award winning books will appear in chronological order, where the latest winner is first.
Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.
"A peasant girl and her holy greyhound, an oblate on a mission from his monastery, and a young Jewish boy travel across medieval France to escape persecution and save holy texts from being burned"-- Provided by publisher.