Early Newbery Possibilities. The Newbery Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year.” – Newbery Medal Terms and Criteria Additional criteria notes: Children are defined as being up to and including the age of 14.Books must be published in the U.S. first; titles originally published elsewhere are not eligible.The author must be a U.S. citizen or resident.
The Newbery committees as of late have been delightfully wide-ranging in their choices including everything from picture books to graphic novels to poetry to memoirs to non-fiction.
Posters of seniors with their favorite book. Summer Reading Bingo. Reading Without Walls - Macmillan. Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. 30 Poems / 30 Days.