...a librarian at my local public library confessed that she had no interest in learning “what unreadable Newbery the committee was going to foist on us this year.” Then, a few weeks later at an education conference, I was startled to hear several teachers and media specialists admit they hadn’t bought a copy of the Newbery winner for the last few years. Why? “They don’t appeal to our children,” they explained patiently.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Is Newbery Losing Touch with Children?
I found this recent article on the Newbery award via bookshelves of doom. Our very own Anita Silvey wrote it, and she raises an excellent point: most of the recent winners are not very popular.