The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
In 1921 Frederic G.Melcher had the Newbery Medal designed by René Paul Chambellan. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate // 2013 Newbery Medal. Katherine Applegate takes us into Ivan, the Silverback gorilla's world. A devoted friend, a marvelous thinker. Readers will be touched.