Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Newbery Medal; Bibliotherapy for teenagers; Teenagers--Books and reading


One of the most coveted awards among writers of children's literature is the John Newbery Medal which is presented annually to the author who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of children's literature. The task of analyzing the Newbery Medal Books has been undertaken to determine their bibliotherapeutic value with reference to criteria developed from specific developmental needs of the adolescent; the most frequent readers of the aforementioned books. Objectives: (1) To analyze each Newbery Medal book using identical criteria (2) To include a synopsis of each book which has been analyzed (3) To substantiate analyzes w1th representative quotations (4) To provide the classroom teacher with a guide that may be of use when suggesting an appropriate book for a child in need of classroom bibliotherapy.


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