The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
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For books geared to ages up to and including 14.
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. There can also be up to 4 honor books.
Information about terms and criteria
For books geared toward ages 12-18.