the newbery winners were announced on monday morning along with several other exciting youth media awards. i had the great pleasure, for the second year in a row, of attending the press conference at the ala midwinter meeting (this year in philadelphia). it's really exciting to sit in a room with so many people excited about literature for young people!
anyhow, the newbery winners were especially exciting for me this year since our mock newbery list was so closely aligned with the books the newbery committee selected.
the 2008 newbery winner is:
good masters! sweet ladies! - laura amy schlitz
honor books are:
elijah of buxton - christopher paul curtis
wednesday wars - gary d. schmidt
feathers - jaqueline woodson
congratulations to all the winners and congratulations to the committee!