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The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. On June 22, 1921, Frederic G. Melcher proposed the award to the American Library Association meeting of the Children's Librarians' Section and suggested that it be named for the eighteenth-century English bookseller John Newbery.
The John Newbery Award
Newbery Winning Books (1922-1952)
Newbery Winning Books (1953-1983)
Newbery Winning Books (1984-present)