What Does it Take to Win a Newbery?
  • May 23, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:07 mins

Guest: Gene Nelson, Director of Provo City Library, Member of the 2017 Newbery Committee, Adjunct Professor of Elementary Education, BYU The 2017 Newbery Medal Award Winner for the best children’s book is “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill. The Newbery Award has been given to just under 100 books since its inception in 1922, and today we’re going to find out what it takes to win that prestigious award.

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