Newbery Medal Winner Announced

January 19, 2010 | No Comments

Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me has won the 2010 Newbery Medal. Stead explains that her tale of Miranda, a sixth-grade New Yorker, who receives notes from the future, was heavily influenced by A Wrinkle In Time, the 1963 Newbery medal-winner, written by Madeleine L’Engle. L’Engle’s novel is one of the most often banned books according to data from the American Library Association, as “it undermines religious beliefs,” according to one complainant, reports Alison Flood in the Guardian.