Perls of Wisdom
Posted by: Keir Graff
On Slate, Erica S. Perl offers a spirited defense of the premier award in children’s literature (“Captain Underpants Doesn’t Need a Newbery Medal“):
But literary awards should do more than simply affirm books that are easy to love and would likely find fans regardless of a medal. They also serve as inspiration for authors to take creative risks, push boundaries, and even reinvent the form.