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Definition of the Newbery Medal from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Newbery Medal

 
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a US award presented each year to the author of the best US children's book. It was established in 1922 and is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. It is named after John Newbery (1713-67), an Englishman who published children's books.