Here is an article in the Washington Post about the controversy--or invented controversy-- surrounding the most prestigious award--along with the Caldecott--for children's authors.
I'm in love with the dash today. And probably not using it correctly.
Where do I stand on all this? Do you care?
The Newbery Award is not judged on popularity, but at the same time, they seem to keep picking books, with the exception of a few, that are not popular with the target audience.