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Award-Winning Children’s Books on Display

On display in the library this month, you will find an entertaining selection of children’s books that won recognition during the past year.

To support our student teachers, the library maintains an extensive children and young adult book collection. Each year we add the books that have won recognition of the Caldecott, Newberry, and Coretta Scott King juries. You can see book covers from the display on a library Pinterest board.

These three award programs, run through the American Library Association, have been identifying outstanding children’s and young adult literature for decades. The Newberry Medal recognizes the most distinguished American children’s book published in the past year. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished children’s picture book of the past year. The Coretta Scott King awards go to “outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.” (From the American Library Association website).

Take some time to look at the latest winners or review winners from previous years:

See if you agree with decisions of the juries or if, like me, you find they left some of your favorites off the list. You can revisit those favorites by checking them out from the Carlyle Campbell Library.

—Submitted by Laura Davidson, dean of library information services

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu