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Monday, December 22, 2008 4:00 pm
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.

Exactly.


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