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A Compilation of Our Contributors’ Favorite Newbery Books

Association for Library Service to Children


Choosing one’s favorite Newbery is like choosing a favorite child . . . but here are some favorites of our CAL contributors.

The 1996 Honor Book The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. I marvel at this book, which deftly moves from hilarity to despair and then to an emerging sense of connection as a way forward. I also love Flora and Ulysses (2014), which was the book that won the year I was on the Newbery Committee. I love so many of the books!

—Susan Polos, Middle School Librarian, Greenwich Country Day School

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