List: John Newbery Medal
The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually to "the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year" by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. First awarded in 1922, its stated mission is:
To encourage original creative work in the field of books for children. To emphasize to the public that contributions to the literature for children deserve similar recognition to poetry, plays, or novels. To give those librarians, who make it their life work to serve children's reading interests, an opportunity to encourage good writing in this field.
For more information and a full list of winners and honorees, see the official Newbery page.
Here are the Newbery books I've covered at The Backlist, broken down by author, title, and year:
Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night, by Joyce Sidman.
Feathers, by Jacqueline Woodson.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, by Laura Amy Schlitz.
One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia.