The Answer Sheet: Newbery Award

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/18/2010

2010 Newbery winner named

Today the newest winner of the Newbery Medal--the gold standard in children’s literature for more than eight decades--was tweeted to a waiting world before it was officially announced. Oops. The winner was "When You Reach Me," by Rebecca Stead. "The Lion & The Mouse" by Jerry Pinkney won the Caldecott Medal for best children's picture book. But there has been controversy about the Newbery in literary circles for some time.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reading | Tags:  Newbery Award, children's literature