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  • Center for Children's Books examines Newbery Medal's history, legacy

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    The Newbery Medal, the most prestigious children’s literature award, is celebrating its centennial. In conjunction with the anniversary, Sara L. Schwebel, the director of the Center for Children’s Books, has co-edited a book of scholarly essays and organized a symposium to examine the award’s history, influence and future.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Sara L. Schwebel, email sls09@illinois.edu. “The Newbery Medal at 100” symposium is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. More information about the symposium is available online.