James Daugherty (1940)
Mr. Reed reads the Newberys
In 2022, the Newbery Medal – one of the best-known awards for children's literature – will turn 100 years old. To celebrate, I'm reading every Newbery winner from 1922 to now. I'm starting fresh, so even the ones I've read in the past I'm going to read again. I'll read in no particular order, reviewing each one as I go.
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. It rewards "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Join me for the journey!
About Steve Reed
Steve Reed, who spent more than 20 years as a journalist with the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, has worked in the Mellon Library since 2013. He loves reading and counts several Newbery winners among his favorite children's books.