"Alive and Vigorous": Questioning the Newbery

Parravano, Martha V.
July 1999
Horn Book Magazine;Jul/Aug99, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p434
The article focuses on the John Newbery Medal for children's books which is given yearly to the author of an American book for children. Bertha Mahony Miller was a supporter of the Newbery Award, co-founder and first editor of "The Horn Book Magazine." Her collaboration with Frederic G. Melcher and their influences on the field of children's books is examined. Melcher is considered to be the father of the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. Details are given for the criteria and history of the award.


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